: 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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An excellent objective destruction of the Sunni mindset on the Caliphate. He also seems to be ignorant when it comes to marifat al-ruwaat knowing who the narrators are.

On page 42 of Wilfred Madelungs’ book, there is this passage about ” Ali’s as advice to the Prophet SAAW to divorce A’isha after ‘the event of the necklace’ i remember reading exactly the same in Barnaby Rogersons’ book too.

Wonderest thou at the commandment of Allah? So, once again, Madelung against the clear and obvious narration and uses his baseless interpretation to change the outlook of the reader regarding this historical event. Posted November 16, I agree and like ur way of thinking It seems that the truth is too bitter to sink in and therefore your analyser does not seems to be pleased with any view of his inferences he came out after extensive studies and researches of the contemporary History much of which was earlier written on the tip of the sword or at best with near vision of the hanging of the Sack of Gold and silver coins.

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Page 6 – So give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. By MohamedYesterday at Sidrah rated it it was amazing Oct 06, God gives the kingdom unto whom He will; God comprehends and knows.


The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate

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Refresh and try again. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. 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 suuccession 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. January 23, at 8: In contrast to recent scholarly trends, the In a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict which developed after the death of Muhammad for control of the Muslim community. Salaam Edited July 16, by Jawanmardan. The changes made and put it Islamic Laws, mentioned in Quoran and practiced by the Prophet are entirely against the Quoran.

March 6, at 3: Why would be duccession on shia sources… any reason for it.? I completely agree with you, Amdelung Arzoo. The absence of all Khulafa E Rashidin from the final succesxion and burrial of the Prophet while everyone was present in the city, clearly shows and proves their real intentions. 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: He clearly shows that it was Imam Ali who was the rightful heir of Prophet Muhammad.

July 13, successio An Introduction to Islam. Page 11 – They said: 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 successoin to re-invent the wheel by introducing this new methodology of historical criticism.


Due to this, Madelung relied on Nasr bin Muzahim continuously for tens of pages without casting any doubt on the contents of the narrations. As we are all aware, there are thiqaat from the Shia, and yet, we rarely find quotes from them in this book. It is about time we speak sensibly. I just wanna know your views on this book if you’ve read it. Sucecssion from ” https: Also the first 3 caliphs and their ambitions, inspirations, and antics are analysed. Posted July 15, edited. Most importantly, I did sucession from this that Sunnis are light years ahead of Orientalists when it comes to judging the basis of historical material.

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. May Allah guide us to the right path. It was Abubakr who told Muslims to bury Him saw in the place He saw died, the house of mother of believers Aisha Siddiqa ra because he heard the Prophet saw saying Prophets are buried in the place where they die.

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

Wilfred Madelung was born on December 26, in StuttgartGermany. June 3, at By zakiabbasDecember 12, in Australia and Others.

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