Fifty Key Figures in Islam
Routledge, 27/09/2006 - 280 من الصفحات
The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years.
Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the entry for each figure includes:
Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, this clearly presented work is ideal for those interested in or studying the area, and could not have come at a more fascinating time in history for Islam.
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Significantly, the defeat of the Hanifa meant that Khalid was now in charge of a large victorious army let loose on the borders of the wealthy Sassanian (Persian) empire and Khalid went on to raid these border territories for booty.
During his reign, Muslim forces conquered Syria, Jerusalem, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, and the armies of Persia. Umar was born in Mecca around 581 to the Adi clan of the Quraysh tribe. He belonged to a family of average class, ...
It seemed that a return to its old trading status was considered unrealistic, whereas the wealth gained from the raids of the Sassanian (Persian) Empire especially had proven far more fruitful. However, the Sassanians only tolerated the ...
At that time, Waqqas had around 10,000 men, the Persians six times as many. Now all Iraq West of the River Tigris was in Muslim hands. The Persian forces fled across the river, leaving behind the likes of treasure Arabs had never seen ...
Umar was murdered in 644 by a Persian slave who was angered by a personal quarrel with Umar, stabbing the Caliph six times as he led prayers in the mosque. Umar died two days later, and is buried alongside Muhammad and Abu Bakr.