The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate
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The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate

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The Succession to Muhammad 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. Full description
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 15th 1998 by Cambridge University Press (first published August 29th 1996)
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Segantang Helmi
after reading this, i know dat logic of being consult to others when making a decision is the best argument to refute those who are insist to accept Abu Bakr RA as the first Caliph... . And up to now, i dont know why those eyes are blinded...

My advice, read the book, see 'them' with your eyes and understand in your heart. May Allah guide us to the right path.
Basit Ijaz

Well, I read this book more then 10 years ago and loved it so much that get the whole book photo copied (at that ebook was fantasy, for me at least). I still have that copy but content of this book are still fresh in my mind. Regard it as the most detailed work on how/who/why Islam was divided in Sunni/Shia. Madelung used almost all authentic sources for his research which is so much important to make your point.

Anyone who wants know why/what happned right after Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) passed aw...more
A very interesting read concerning the early Caliphate of Islam. Wilferd Madelung does a very competent job writing the early history.
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