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The Heirs of MuhammadIslam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-Shia Spl: Islam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-Shia Split epub download

by Barnaby Rogerson


Barnaby Rogerson is the author of more than a dozen books, ncluding The Heirs of Muhammad: Islam's First . This is an extremely well-written book that details the history of Islam during the 30 or so years after the death of the Prophet.

Barnaby Rogerson is the author of more than a dozen books, ncluding The Heirs of Muhammad: Islam's First Century and the Origins ofthe Sunni-Shia Schism, The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography, and A History of Noth Africa. He has lived and worked in many parts of the Arab world, and currently resides in London. Not knowing much about this religion, and particularly the reason for the animosity betwen Shia and Sunni, I was compelled to read and learn.

Shia and Sunni Islam are the two major denominations of Islam

Shia and Sunni Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. They chose sides following the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in AD 632. A dispute over succession to Islamic prophet Muhammad as a caliph of the Islamic community spread across various parts of the world, which led to the Battle of Jamal and Battle of Siffin

Originally published: The heirs of the prophet Muhammad. London : Little, Brown, 2006. Includes bibliographical references (p. -402) and index.

Originally published: The heirs of the prophet Muhammad. recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad

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recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad

recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad. Within this fifty-year span of conquest and empire-building, identifies the seeds of discord and civil war that destroyed the unity of Islam and traces the roots of the schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims to the rivalry of the two people who best knew and loved the Prophet: his cousin and son-in-law Ali and his wife Aisha.

Recounts the lives of the handful of individuals-the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals-who led and .

Recounts the lives of the handful of individuals-the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals-who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad. Barnaby Rogerson is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Heirs of Muhammad: Islam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-Shia Schism, The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography, and A History of North Africa. We specialize in quality military history books both new and old.

Islam's first century and the origins of the Sunni-Shia split. recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad.

Continues the history of Islam in the century following the death of Muhammad, recounting his followers' efforts to establish the Islamic religion and the evolution of the split between Sunni and . ISBN: 9781585678969, 1585678961

Continues the history of Islam in the century following the death of Muhammad, recounting his followers' efforts to establish the Islamic religion and the evolution of the split between Sunni and Shia factions. ISBN: 9781585678969, 1585678961.

Although the origins of the Sunni-Shiite split were violent, over the centuries Shiites and Sunnis lived peacefully together for long periods of time. But that appears to be giving way to a new period of spreading conflict in the Middle East between Shiites and Sunnis

Although the origins of the Sunni-Shiite split were violent, over the centuries Shiites and Sunnis lived peacefully together for long periods of time. But that appears to be giving way to a new period of spreading conflict in the Middle East between Shiites and Sunnis. There is definitely an emerging struggle between Sunni and Shia to define not only the pattern of local politics, but also the relationship between the Islamic world and the West," says Daniel Brumberg of Georgetown University, author of Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran.

A companion volume to The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography continues the history of Islam in the century following the death of Muhammad, recounting the lives of his followers, their efforts to establish the Islamic religion, their influence on the tenets of the faith, and the evolution of the split between Sunni and Shia factions. Reprint.

The Heirs of MuhammadIslam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-Shia Spl: Islam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-Shia Split epub download

ISBN13: 978-1590200223

ISBN: 1590200225

Author: Barnaby Rogerson

Category: History

Subcategory: World

Language: English

Publisher: The Overlook Press (April 29, 2008)

Pages: 432 pages

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Malhala
This is an extremely well-written book that details the history of Islam during the 30 or so years after the death of the Prophet. Not knowing much about this religion, and particularly the reason for the animosity betwen Shia and Sunni, I was compelled to read and learn. I must admit that the author handles all of the history and the main characters quite well, and never denigrates their view of the faith. Having read this book, I'm really at a loss as to why there is this split in Islam, for the differences between the two sides appears to be extremely minor. Of course, Chirstianity has split over many more trivial items of doctrine, the most conspicuous of which is the use or non-use of "filioque" in the Creed. To learn about one of the world's great religions, and its early leaders, this book is an essentail read.
Malhala
This is an extremely well-written book that details the history of Islam during the 30 or so years after the death of the Prophet. Not knowing much about this religion, and particularly the reason for the animosity betwen Shia and Sunni, I was compelled to read and learn. I must admit that the author handles all of the history and the main characters quite well, and never denigrates their view of the faith. Having read this book, I'm really at a loss as to why there is this split in Islam, for the differences between the two sides appears to be extremely minor. Of course, Chirstianity has split over many more trivial items of doctrine, the most conspicuous of which is the use or non-use of "filioque" in the Creed. To learn about one of the world's great religions, and its early leaders, this book is an essentail read.
Ese
Reads like a mystery. The geography, paganism, sectism, perversity, mercantialism- and not to forget treachery,blood and gore, make this book a great read. Connects the dots from heir to heir to the leadership of ancient Islam. identifies the Prophets wives and tells you enough to get to know them. Most importantly, I grew to understand why the Shias think they were so hard done by.
The heirs seem to prefer age over 'ability,' not that anyone was obviously better than the next. The Shia- followers of Ali- were 'meritocratic'. I see why they think Ali paid his dues first, took great risks, was the first male convert e.g. while the elders, Abu Bakr, Omar and Uthman, seemed to inherit the leadership in chronological order. However each did a great job while Caliph
Growth of misogyny after the death of Mohammad evolved from subsequent leaders.Mohammad loved and respected women- he appears to have married about a dozen.
Ese
Reads like a mystery. The geography, paganism, sectism, perversity, mercantialism- and not to forget treachery,blood and gore, make this book a great read. Connects the dots from heir to heir to the leadership of ancient Islam. identifies the Prophets wives and tells you enough to get to know them. Most importantly, I grew to understand why the Shias think they were so hard done by.
The heirs seem to prefer age over 'ability,' not that anyone was obviously better than the next. The Shia- followers of Ali- were 'meritocratic'. I see why they think Ali paid his dues first, took great risks, was the first male convert e.g. while the elders, Abu Bakr, Omar and Uthman, seemed to inherit the leadership in chronological order. However each did a great job while Caliph
Growth of misogyny after the death of Mohammad evolved from subsequent leaders.Mohammad loved and respected women- he appears to have married about a dozen.
Macill
Anyone who thinks that the early days of the Moslem caliphate were ideal has very little notion of the web of intrigues that involved the companions of Muhammad after his death. This remarkable book charts the story of the first four caliphs and how Islam was able to spread as rapidly as it did. First Arabia, then Egypt, the Magreb, Syria, and what is now Iraq and the states of the Persian Gulf, all within the span of a generation.

Military capability of the early companions of Muhammed provides one explanation. The culture of Arabian tribesman provided a perfect training ground for warfare. There were also some marvelously capable individuals who were selected early on for prominent roles in the new religion.

However, this was not a ministry of all talents, rather what Barnaby Rogerson shows us is that there were as many takes on Islam as there were inital followers. This book provides the novice reader with a number of portraits of the early leaders of the heroic age of Islam. Not only are the first four caliphs represented. These are Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali. Each had particular administrative strengths and weaknesses. Uthman, for example lacked military experience, but proved an able administrator and was responsible for assembling a written version of the Koran from the oral tradition. However, while the caliphs provide the structure of the book there are other fascinating individuals represented in the book, such as Ayisha, the favorite wife of Muhammed.

The book's subtext is the origins of the Sunni Shi'ite split and this Rogerson expertly charts. He shows that this split was driven as much by the early successes of Islam as anything else. The necessity of administering large tracts of land and fighting the two leading powers of the time, Byzantium and Persia ran counter to ascetic traditions of early Islam, hence the split driven by the ambitions of the Umayyads and the higher demands of caliphs like Umar and Ali.

This is an excellent book for anyone seeking to undestand the competing urgencies of the early days of Islam.
Macill
Anyone who thinks that the early days of the Moslem caliphate were ideal has very little notion of the web of intrigues that involved the companions of Muhammad after his death. This remarkable book charts the story of the first four caliphs and how Islam was able to spread as rapidly as it did. First Arabia, then Egypt, the Magreb, Syria, and what is now Iraq and the states of the Persian Gulf, all within the span of a generation.

Military capability of the early companions of Muhammed provides one explanation. The culture of Arabian tribesman provided a perfect training ground for warfare. There were also some marvelously capable individuals who were selected early on for prominent roles in the new religion.

However, this was not a ministry of all talents, rather what Barnaby Rogerson shows us is that there were as many takes on Islam as there were inital followers. This book provides the novice reader with a number of portraits of the early leaders of the heroic age of Islam. Not only are the first four caliphs represented. These are Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali. Each had particular administrative strengths and weaknesses. Uthman, for example lacked military experience, but proved an able administrator and was responsible for assembling a written version of the Koran from the oral tradition. However, while the caliphs provide the structure of the book there are other fascinating individuals represented in the book, such as Ayisha, the favorite wife of Muhammed.

The book's subtext is the origins of the Sunni Shi'ite split and this Rogerson expertly charts. He shows that this split was driven as much by the early successes of Islam as anything else. The necessity of administering large tracts of land and fighting the two leading powers of the time, Byzantium and Persia ran counter to ascetic traditions of early Islam, hence the split driven by the ambitions of the Umayyads and the higher demands of caliphs like Umar and Ali.

This is an excellent book for anyone seeking to undestand the competing urgencies of the early days of Islam.
Molace
Informative and precise narrative.
Molace
Informative and precise narrative.
Llathidan
A lot of it is biased writing, author shoots off in all different directions without following the events as history knows it.
Llathidan
A lot of it is biased writing, author shoots off in all different directions without following the events as history knows it.
Tyler Is Not Here
Sorry that this was not read by the Bushies. describes the pattern of today's ISIS (ISIL).
Tyler Is Not Here
Sorry that this was not read by the Bushies. describes the pattern of today's ISIS (ISIL).
Jozrone
This book was supposed to be about the Shia Sunni split, yet it brushed off all the known reasons for this split and instead is focused on the day to day life in the early islam society. Not the book I reccommend for this split topic.
Jozrone
This book was supposed to be about the Shia Sunni split, yet it brushed off all the known reasons for this split and instead is focused on the day to day life in the early islam society. Not the book I reccommend for this split topic.