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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As the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, against great opposition, unified the disparate Arab peoples into a community (the umma) under one leader and one belief system. After his death, this new movement spread until it became the largest ...
Another early Muslim was Abu Bakr, who became Muhammad's father-in-law and also succeeded him as leader of the Muslims after Muhammad died. In the early years, the number of Muslims was small, but when Muhammad began attacking the ...
The main reason for this seems to be that they were aware of Muhammad's organisational talents and leadership qualities and also that he no longer had ties to any one tribe but was effectively the leader of his own tribe of Muslims.
Muhammad had become the undoubted leader of the people of Medina and other tribes and the revelations of the Qur'an during this period reflect this with a con- cern more with practical political and legal matters.
By this time, all Arabia was united under one belief system and leader. It was a remarkable achievement. See also: Umar ibn al-Khattab. Major works There is of course no autobiography by Muhammad. The main sources are the Qur'an which, ...