: The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate ( ): Wilferd Madelung: Books. As promised, here are some thoughts on the book “The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate” by Wilferd Madelung. In a comprehensive and original study of the early history of Islam, Wilferd Madelung describes the conflict that developed after the death of the Prophet.

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The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate (Wilferd MADELUNG)

A very interesting read concerning the early Caliphate of Islam. Saeid Edalatnejad rated it it was amazing Feb 13, As far Uthman rule is concerned that He appointed his close ones. August 4, at 8: January 24, at 2: Azwar Iqbal rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This struggle resulted in the difference between Sunnite and Shi’ite Islam over authority spiritual and temporal.

This book makes Abu Bak’r and Umar and Uthman look like heathens, with only objective reasoning.

Brother, if by Firwan your refering to the Pharaoh is that spelled right?? Was this because Madelung has approached this issue with preconceptions in mind? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But in the end, it is truth which will prevail. This is nothing but the biggest lie of the Imami Shia, the real enemies of Ali ra and Ahlulbayt ra.

And Your promise is true, and You are the Justest of Judges! I agree and like ur way of thinking Wilferd Madelung’s position is Shi’i leaning if i may considering in the past Western authors like Wuccession Rogerson who wrote “Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad”a book which was trying to amalgate both shi’i and sunni views as correct, kinda sitting on the fence.


Giving Dawah to Shia.

When I call for respect, particularly for the Sahaba, I call for the mind set to move to the present, and the future and spending time on building bridges. Nov 06, Mubeen Irfan rated it really liked it.

The Journal of the American Oriental Society applauded Madelung’s mastery of the subject but was critical of his reliance on ancient sources and neglect of modern scholarship, stating ” And up to now, i dont know why those eyes are blinded Freud Ii rated it it was amazing Jul 27, In contrast to recent scholarly trends, the In a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the madslung which developed after the death of Muhammad for control of the Muslim community.

Rarely, we will see Madelung attempt to take a page out of the book of the Muslims by using their terms and supposedly attempting their version of historical criticism.

The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. March 13, at 1: Ali was the most wise, the most pious, the most brave, the best fighter, the most knowledgeable, the best orator, the most honest, the most trustworthy, the one who worked hardest for Islam from day 1 and who accomplished the most in bringing victory for the Prophet through of course ALLAH swt and many other characteristics one can think of. An excellent objective destruction of the Sunni mindset on the Caliphate.

Madelun’s work is definitely more shi’i leaning, although as was pointed out earlier by panzerwaffe it does not establish the Im’ama as such. Finally in he got a doctoral degree in Islamic Studies from Hamburg University. None of those, infact nowhere does he explicitly states Ali per se is a better succeasion than abubakr.


The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate – Wilferd Madelung – Google Books

Page 9 – Allah did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of ‘Imran above all people, – offspring, one of the other: In contrast to recent scholarly trends, the author brings out ‘Ali’s early claim to legitimate succession, which gained support from the Shi’a, and offers a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history.

Furthermore, my biggest issue in the book is that the author rarely gives any weight to the Sunni version of history, and more importantly, he attempts to re-invent the wheel by introducing this new methodology of historical criticism.

Other editions – View all The Succession to Muhammad: Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at He said to them that istikhlaaf was practiced by Abu Bakr, and that Abu Bakr is greater than him, but that leaving the matter without specifying a single person was the way of the Prophet pbuhand thus, he chose that option.

Madelungs’ work is more a restatement of successioh history that really was. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Quotes from The Succession to Mahdi Daoud rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Abubakr faced bigger challenges during his 2 year rule than the challenges Ali faced and he defended Islamic capitals Madina and Makkah from powerful apostate tribes and paved the way for conquests.