: 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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Moreover, he completely disregards accusations of forgery against the Shia historians. Salam Read this book online http: Wilferd Madelung’s position is Shi’i leaning if i may considering in the past Western authors like Barnaby Rogerson who wrote “Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad”a book which was trying successoon amalgate both shi’i and sunni views as correct, kinda sitting on the fence. I still have that copy but content of this book are still fresh in my mind.

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

Return to Book Page. My library Help Advanced Book Search. March 13, at 1: December 26, at Only those sunnis who cling dogmatically to the doctrine of all sahaba as pious blameless will get a shock Alos the book if closely read tries to refutes just as much the shia idea of imamate esp. Interestingly he points out how each of the 3 viewed themselves with the first calling himself “Khalifatur Rasool”, the second one calling himself “Ameer ul Momineen”, and the third reached the peak of delusion by considering himself “Khalifatullah”.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter sucfession comment here Cambridge University PressOct 15, – History – pages. August 4, at 8: What do you think about his amdelung, and why. Salaam, thank you for your review, brother. Rastin azimi rated it it was amazing Jun 24, I completely agree with you, Dr Arzoo. I agree with one of the posters, successin the author argues that it’s unlikely that the Prophet Muhammad would have leave his community without appointing a successor.


Sep 21, Mohamed rated it really liked it. Well, I read this book more then 10 years ago and loved it so much that get the maedlung book photo copied at that ebook was fantasy, for me at least.

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The Truth about Nahjul-Balagha [new]. This site uses cookies. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Giving Dawah to Shia. Madelung projects a quite humble view of Ali, infact blaming him indirectly for the lack of worldly success of his caliphate and he which I agree with the most absolves a lot of companions of ali of blame which is often heaped upon them by shias and sunnis alike.

This is a positive step forward. In brief, he concludes that Abu Bakr sucdession Umar worked out some kind of conspiracy to keep Ali out of the leadership, which were partly motivated by personal grudges as well as by differing visions for the Muslim community.

Refer to the wikipedia article madelng a brief bio about the man:. 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.

The Succession to Muhammad: If you examine this forum; you will find successino spend an awful lot of time, and with respect, too much time in my opinion, on Muwaiya, Yazid and the others that we as Shia disagree with historically. References to this book Islam: No trivia or quizzes yet. Plus where does Madelung get some of his reports from, ‘ Ali’s conduct in Yemen as bad “???? At such a nascent stage, the fragile alliance between tribes could have easily fractured at the death of its duccession, and action needed to be taken quickly.

Notify me of new posts via email. This is extremely problematic especially since Madelung, in most succwssion, assumes that narrations attributed to witnesses should be accepted as authentic unless there is something seriously wrong with the matn.


Nevertheless I have a fondness for Umar’s most quotable quotes. After elementary and high school, he went to Cairo Universityand in he graduated in the field of Islamic history and literature.

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

Surely one can see that his face is more firmly rooted towards the Shia rather than that of the Sunni. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

Just give me one good reason why he should be Biased towards Shia verson of history as you put it and not siccession other way around…?? Madelung used almost all authentic sources for his research which is so much important to make your point.

Was this because Madelung has approached this issue with preconceptions in mind? Your whole sect claims the only good person was Ali while the rest were of bunch of hypocrites and later apostates. People accepted Islam for two reasons. January 10, at 9: If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after full knowledge Hath come to thee, say: Selected pages Title Page.

As a reader I found it convincing and worth a read but does not make the issue a closed case.

Posted July 16, edited. July 14, at 4: He is Owner of Praise, Owner of Glory! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The changes made and put it Islamic Laws, mentioned in Quoran and practiced by the Prophet are entirely against the Quoran.

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. Wilfred madelung is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Ismaili Studies in London.