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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of a million deaths and, in the following year, in 1989, Khomeini issued the fatwa against Salman Rushdie over his supposedly blasphemous novel The Satanic Verses. With these events came terms that many non-Muslims were unfamiliar with: ...
After his death, this new movement spread until it became the largest empire since the Roman era and enjoyed hegemony for a thousand years. Today there are around one billion people who call themselves Muslim and look to Muhammad as the ...
... Mecca who have become rich yet ignored God and, if they do not repent, hell at the day of judgement can be expected. Khadija was the first to become a Muslim and proved to be an important comfort and support until her death in 619.
After the death of Khadija, he took a number of wives, his favourite being Aisha, who was to live long after Muhammad's death and became a notable figure in Islamic history in her own right as well as recounting a number of hadith ...