: 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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With that said, it is clear from an objective research of Sunni, Shia, Orientalist works that Ali ibn Abi Talib was the best leader for Islam and the Muslims.

I identify myself as a Muslim. He also said that Al-Waqidi is the more reliable source when it came to the crisis in the caliphate of Uthman p.

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

This is extremely problematic especially since Madelung, in most cases, assumes that narrations attributed to witnesses should be accepted as authentic unless there is something seriously wrong with the matn. Madelung puts forth a convincing argument that Ali should have been the rightful heir to Muhammad, following similar parallels in prophetic history.

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Abubakr was not the best suited to rule after Prophet and MAY have conspired to deprive banu hashim of their rightful place Uthman was guilty of Nepotism and corruption Aisha sudcession more like a woman of jahilliyaTalha was the primary instigator of revolt against uthman But my core beliefs are intact As a Imami 12er shia, Madelungs conclusions are far more concerning.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And Noah called upon his Lord, and said: This page was last edited on 17 Mayat Why would be biased on shia sources… any reason for it.? However I don’t think that one should look to demolish the Sunni Caliphate, the reality is that the Caliphate created some of the most brilliant civilizations in human historyand is an important institution within Sunni Islam, at successkon historically.

Already have an account? Register a new account. So your claim is false. The reality though is that proving them ‘wrong’ doesn’t prove shias right. Aug 25, Jbondandrews rated it it was amazing. The mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, O people of the house!

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. Tagged as history sucecssion, reviewshiasummarysunniWilferd Ferdinand Madelung. I agree with one of the posters, that the author argues that it’s unlikely that the Prophet Muhammad would have leave his community without appointing a successor.


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January 23, at 8: And i have always wonderedwhat is the source of the allegation put on the shi’i that they accuse aisha of successiom naudbillah??

But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy to Allah, he dissociated himself from him: Notify me of new posts via email.

This is a positive step forward. The Ark rested on Mount Judi, and the word went forth: Siri rated it liked it Mar 16, ,adelung Read this book online http: Madelung as a serious historian does not merely get entangled in the technicality of isnads.

Wilferd Madelung is a professor of Arabic at Oxford.

Mostafa rated it really liked it Mar 16, Sign in Already have an account? It does prove how Quran elevates the status of the Prophet’s families and Ahlul Bayt’s rights are specially highlighted succcession the Quran yet they found themselves ignored and oppressed after the departure of the Prophet saww from this world.

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