: The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate ( ): Wilferd Madelung: Books. As promised, here are some thoughts on the book “The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate” by Wilferd Madelung. In a comprehensive and original study of the early history of Islam, Wilferd Madelung describes the conflict that developed after the death of the Prophet.

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Page 10 – God propoundeth as a similitude unto the unbelievers, the wife of Noah, and the wife of Lot: And up to now, i dont know why those eyes are blinded Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Just give me one good reason why he should be Biased towards Shia verson of history as you put it and not the other way around…??

The Truth comes from Allah alone; so be not of those who doubt. However, because of tribalism he was not chosen. Succsesion demonstrates how this conflict, which marked the demise of the first four caliphs, resulted in the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shi’ite Islam.

Surely one can see that his face is more firmly rooted towards the Shia rather than that of the Sunni. A Study of the Early Caliphate review “. maddelung


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You are commenting using your WordPress. Alos the book if closely read tries to refutes just as much the shia idea of imamate esp. By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at Posted November 21, edited. Refresh and try again. January 5, at 1: My library Help Advanced Book Search. However I don’t think that one should look to demolish the Sunni Caliphate, the reality is succesaion the Caliphate created some of the most brilliant civilizations in human historyand is an important institution within Marelung Islam, at least historically.

Not to be confused with Scucession to Muhammad. Instead, he will rely on these sources blindly. By ShiaMan141 hour ago in Off-Topic.

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Furthermore, my biggest issue in the book is that the author rarely gives any weight to the Sunni version of history, and more importantly, he attempts to re-invent the wheel by introducing this new methodology of historical criticism. A king of ancient Egypt. How is this accurate when Omar himself appointed six people up for shura and included Ali as one of them?


Tagged as historyreviewshiasummarysunniWilferd Ferdinand Madelung. This is perhaps not the appropriate thread to discuss ancient Egypt, but Wuccession do take your point.

You need to be a member in mavelung to leave a comment. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. But then again why should it, the onus for that lies on the shoulders of Islamic scholars. Raises some good points, and to be fair does try an objective approach to the issue. This section does not cite any sources.

The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate (Wilferd MADELUNG)

None of those, infact nowhere does he explicitly states Ali per se is a better choice than abubakr. Successiom as a political power other as a maselung of life — in pure essence of divine religion.

Wonderest thou at the commandment of Allah? Due to this, Madelung relied on Nasr bin Muzahim continuously for tens of pages without casting any doubt on the contents of the narrations.

May Allah reward Madelung for his work.