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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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, ...
Certainly, one of the earliest was his cousin and son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib, who was later to become the fourth Caliph as well as the first Imam of the branch of Islam known as Shi'a. Another early Muslim was Abu Bakr, ...
According to the Shi'a tradition, Muhammad had designated his cousin and son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Tatib to be the next leader, although the majority of Muslims, now known as the Sunni, reject this. It seems that Muhammad left the decision ...
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 Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib.
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