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.
... believed that their moral fibre was stronger than what existed among the urban environment of Mecca. Mecca, by this time, was the centre of trade and relatively prosperous and Muhammad himself turned his hand to trade. He obtained a ...
... believed that Islam was to die with the Prophet and, in fact, it could quite easily have done so. Very little is known of Abu Bakr's early life, except that he was around the same age as Muhammad and one of the first, if not the first ...
... believers. Abu Bakr, then 62 years old, was the senior by eleven years and had previously led the public prayer while Muhammad had been ill and so he was favoured. It is reported that, upon his selection as the Caliph, Umar was the ...
... believers' (amir al-mu'minin). Subsequently, the titles 'Caliph' and 'Amir' were used interchangeably. Umar's first act as Caliph was to reverse his predecessor's policy towards the exrebels of the ridda wars. The hierarchy of the 'two ...
... believed in God and in Muhammad's model of what a good leader should be. He is held in less regard by many mystical Muslims, the Sufis, for being too 'worldly', while Shi'a Muslims regard Umar as usurping the position that belonged to ...
Shah WaliAllah 17031762
Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan 18171898
Sir Muhammad Iqbal 18731938
Hasan alBana 19061949
Hasan AlTurabi b 1932
Rachid Ghannoushi b 1941
alFarabi Abu Nasr Avennasar c 870950
Salah alDin Saladin 11381193
Muhammad ibn Arabi 11651240
Ibn Taymiyya 12631328
Suleiman the Magnificent c 14941566
Iqbal Muhammad 18731938
Mulla SadraSadr alDin Shirazi c 15721640
alShafii Muhammad 768820