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.
With these events came terms that many non-Muslims were unfamiliar with: 'ayatollah', 'Shi'a Islam', 'fatwa', and so on, yet these are now commonly understood (or commonly misunderstood) terms. The 1980s, then, were a time when Islam, ...
Khadija was the first to become a Muslim and proved to be an important comfort and support until her death in 619. ... who was later to become the fourth Caliph as well as the first Imam of the branch of Islam known as Shi'a.
He is the first of the four 'Rightly-Guided Caliphs' (Rashidun) who ruled the Muslim community from 632 until 661. Although in only two years not much could be expected of any leader, Abu Bakr is important as he acted as a stabilising ...
Umar was the first Caliph murdered in Islam, although his two successors were to meet the same fate. Although much of his reign was dominated by military conquest, for Sunni Muslims Umar is regarded as a pious, frugal person who ...
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