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.
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 ...
Its importance rests in the fact that it was the beginning of the Muslim community, the umma, with Muhammad as its leader. Muhammad settled in Medina as ...
... and the Muslims were largely successful, Mecca's prestige and confidence waned as more Arabian tribes joined this new umma to share in its success.
... to break away from the nascent Muslim community, the umma. It was quite possible that with the death of the Prophet the tribes would return 9 ABU BAKR.
A number of tribes broke away from the fragile umma, refusing to pay the tax. One such large tribal group was the Hanifa in Central Arabia which formed its ...