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.
The further turning point came with the occupation of Egypt by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798: 'the first armed inroad of Europe on the Arab near East since the Crusades'.5 The event is significant in that it began the period of Western ...
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 ...
... islam) to Muhammad as Prophet of God, even though Muhammad emphasised that he was a Prophet of the same God of the Jews and Christians; an important consideration given that Medina had a large population of Arab Jews.
In addition, Arab conceptions of leadership were not authoritarian and it was thought that leaders would emerge due to their own charisma and merit, so even if Muhammad had designated a leader, he might well ...
This raised future potential problems as there effectively existed two classes of Arab Muslims, as well as denying the Caliph the supply of a large number of troops should this be necessary, as was almost the case in Palestine.