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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The God that introduces Himself in this verse is both creator and teacher, and there are already here important themes that will be constantly re-iterated in revelations during the early prophethood of Muhammad, such as the day of ...
... Mecca who have become rich yet ignored God and, if they do not repent, hell at the day of judgement can be expected. Khadija was the first to become a Muslim and proved to be an important comfort and support until her death in 619.
Its importance rests in the fact that it was the beginning of the Muslim community, the umma, with Muhammad as its ... God of the Jews and Christians; an important consideration given that Medina had a large population of Arab Jews.
Although in only two years not much could be expected of any leader, Abu Bakr is important as he acted as a stabilising influence for a community that was still in a very fragile state. Although the Prophet died suddenly after a brief ...
The importance of the raids was accentuated by the fact that Arabia was in severe financial difficulties, for what was effectively a civil war between Muhammad and the non-Muslims of Arabia had severely affected trade, and this was not ...