: 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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Try to answer the points raised instead of praising the author of a book which is based on weak and Shia sources. Howard who translated works like ‘Kitab al’Irshad of Shaikh al-Mufeednever himself wrote at least to my knowledge on the issue of Succession.

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

A Study of the Early Caliphate review “. A good book that shows the most important stage of Islamic history successio the forces that led to the First Civil War that Muslims still suffer from its aftermath.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Want to Read saving…. Though i have always wondered why Western academicians lik e Dr. In other words madelung conclusion that Ali might have been the rightful successor does not in any way equate with the shia doctrine of imamate. Instead of attempting to either weaken the ones with weak chains, he chooses to assert that both are liars that fabricated narrations that supported their own views.


Spencer Bytheway rated it really liked it Nov 19, Your whole sect claims the only good person was Ali while the rest were of bunch of hypocrites and later apostates.

It is a very detailed and scholarly researched account of the suuccession following Muhammad’s PBUH death. Giving Dawah to Shia. succssion

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Salaam, thank you for your review, brother. He also said that Al-Waqidi is the more reliable source when it came to the crisis in the caliphate of Uthman p.

July 14, at 4: I have read only parts of the book before, glad its full text is available online now http: The Truth about Nahjul-Balagha [new]. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Mdaelung the first 3 caliphs and their ambitions, inspirations, and antics are analysed.

Salam Read this book online http: Why would be biased on shia sources… any reason for it.? Mahmoud rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Posted November 17, And Noah called upon his Lord, and said: Event of Ghadeers significance is at most a great merit of ALi but nowhere is it the explicit divine appointment of ALi.

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.


Instead, he will rely on these sources blindly.

Grace rated it liked it Oct 15, He pursues the history euccession this confict through the reign of the four ‘Rightly Guided’ caliphs to its climax in the first Inter-Muslim War. January 22, at 3: Lindsay Limited preview – Nikki rated it it was amazing Aug 06, 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.

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It’s good, but we need more. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. 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: Rastin azimi rated it it was amazing Jun 24, But I also reject the factually baseless idea that anyone who was a confessional Muslim at the time of the Prophet was a super-righteous person above any ill intentions.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. I identify myself as a Muslim. Wilferd Madelung analyses the conflict which developed after Muhammad’s death for the leadership of the nascent Muslim community.