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ورثة محمد جذور الخلاف السني الشيعي

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  379 ratings  ·  73 reviews
الكتاب ترجمة د عبدالرحمن عبدالله الشيخ ترجمة ممتازة ويقوم المترجم بتصحيح المعلومات الخاطئة وهى قليلة جدا والكثير منها بسبب اختلاط الأمر على المؤلف يناقش فكرة نشوء المذهب الشيعى ويوضح أن الخلاف بينه وبين المذهب السنى مجرد خلاف على أحقية تاريخية فى وراثة النبى محمد فى الحكم وليست خلافات عقائدية . يناقش فى فصول تروى باختصار أهم الأحداث التاريخية فى عصر الخلفاء الراشدين والأسب ...more
Published 2010 by الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب (first published October 5th 2006)
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William
May 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not have very much knowledge on the subject to start with so I do not have much to compare it to. I really liked the way the book was divided and gained an enormous amount of knowledge on the Prophet Muhammed and all of the Caliphs that followed. It helped me gain valuable insight on how Islam started and spread so quickly.
Aurélien Thomas
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: islam
The internal battles and struggles of the first Muslim communities right after the death of Muhammad onwards make for a fascinating historical episode, especially since, defining the Shia-Sunni split, such events still resonate in today's world. I had familiarised myself with a rough overview of it all with After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam by Leslie Hazleton, an entertaining and epic read, informative although clearly pro-Shia. I decided then to pick this book, ...more
Hassaan Munir
The Heirs of Muhammad is a great introductory book on the years immediately after the death of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). It is very easy to read as the author, Barnaby Rogerson, strives to maintain an aura of story-telling and doesn't delve into much detail. He tries to keep it simple and riveting which, in effect, kills any scholarly essence of this work. There are only like a handful of footnotes and no citations within the book.

However, this shouldn't keep you from reading it as it involves a
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Amad
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Coming from west.. author tries to view the happenings with an understanding of east or Arab culture but falls short on many levels. The conclusion written by the author is the most important and very valid (not including some assumptions of course.)
- Author has a lot of respect for Muhammad(SAW) and his research on most of the topics is good although not complete and he accepts this in the start
- Can be studied as an intro to the topic but for a better understanding a deeper study in necessary

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Arslan
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking at the title, I took it for another Sunni shia split story just like Hazleton’s “After the Prophet”. Although in start it seemed likely but it goes more in detail and talks about “all” the heirs of Prophet. It’s content is good and well detailed for eras of Rashidun caliphs except some minor chronological mistakes which we can expect from non Muslim authors for the books like these are good critical analysis of the events but everything must not be taken as a fact. For instance the autho ...more
Ejaz Husseini
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Heirs of Prophet Muhammad review: there is so much we don’t know, O (Shia, Sunni) brothers…



The Heirs of Prophet Muhammad

By “Barnaby Rogerson”


On one hand, this book is a swaggering saga of ambition, self-sacrificing nobility and blood rivalry, while on the other it allows us to understand some of the complexities of our modern world. For within this fifty-years span of conquest and empire-building, Rogerson also identifies the seeds of discord that destroyed the unity of Islam, and traces the
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Mehmet Akif Koç
Not bad, especially for non-Muslim beginners to early history of Islam. However, provides poor information/comments on the roots of Sunni-Shia schism...
Nathik
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, religion, 2016
A good primer on the history of Rashidun Caliphate. As with all primer, lacks solid historical analysis.
Nathan Albright
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2018
Although the author does not consider himself a scholar and he uses some terminology that scholars would frown at relating to Islam and the early figures in it in order to make his writing more accessible to Western audiences, this is quite an impressive book as a narrative history.  The author quotes someone in this book to the effect that it's hard to write about Islam to a contemporary general audience because one's potential readers are either bored or afraid, but this book is neither boring ...more
Azaghedi
As the subtitle says, this book is about the first century of Islam and the origins of the Sunni-Shia split. Thus, it does not go into great detail about the Sunni-Shia split that truly becomes visible and hardened long after Islam's first century (though it does give a very brief outline of this in one of two appendices after the main narrative). I was hoping for more detail about how this first century of Islam and its people and events affected the split, but the fact that the book didn't rea ...more
Peyman Majidi
This book was my first reading on the subject of Islam after the passing of prophet Muhamad (peace be upon him). Though I was brought up in Iran and knew somethings about the hadiths and the division of the Shia & Sunni I've never had read book penned by a westerner, presumably impartial to Islam and its Shia & Sunni Sect.

In general I enjoyed reading and learning about the first century of Islam and the cultural and tribal traditions and the vast cultural differences between Mecca and Medina.

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Zulfiqar
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Three years after Karbala, in 688, an army sent from Damascus, bolstered by regiments of Christians from Syria first slaughtered the defenders of Medina in a battle fought out in it the volcanic landscape of the Harron hills and then sacked, looted and raped its way through the capital of Islam for three days. Then holy Mecca itself was besieged. Two months into this offensive, the Kaaba was burned to the ground when it was accidentally hit by a Naph-tha treated arrows launched by besiegers." ( ...more
Nabilah
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It could be better. The author out-rightly admitted to not knowing Arabic and he relied entirely on secondary sources (translated materials) so beware.
Nikki
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-islam
The Good:
1) This is a good BASIC introductory book, a good starting book to read in understanding the early history and the root of the Sunni Shia schism in Islam. The style of the book is storytelling, not academic, therefore, easy to follow, and understand without getting bogged down with footnotes. There is a good list "further reading(s)" on p.398-402.

2) Because the Arabic names, and the style of writing lineage such as son of (ibn) or father of (abu), mother of (ummu), can be very confusing
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Atimia Atimia
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A concise but adequate history of early Islam. Very elegantly and prosaically written, though I recommend reading a short introduction on Islam before diving into this. Also, the prose is confusing at the start, when you haven't figured out Rogerson gives most people at least a paragraph of praise.

The personal stories and frequent geological and thematic changes can be confusing if you're less familiar with the subject and regions, also it leads one to wonder what the sources are and if there ar
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/932939.html[return][return]A breezily written, enthusiastic book about the early decades of Islam. Rogerson spends a good third of the book getting to the starting point, recapitulating his earlier biography of the Prophet.[return][return]Rogerson is clearly a sympathiser, and this means that the book cannot be considered particularly neutral. But that's perhaps not such a bad thing; I am more interested in finding out what the Prophet's followers believe than in getti ...more
Benjamin Buchholz
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good, clear synopsis of what we know (or can know) of the first years of the Islamic state after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.

Rogerson wisely admits in his introductions the limits he has placed on himself, in terms of over-studying or devolving his arguments into the tangled levels of reliability of various traditions. He bluntly states that he has not read the volumes upon volumes of scholarly work in Arabic (not to mention Persian, German, English, Coptic, Syriac, Hebrew, Aram
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Khairul Hezry
Apr 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chronicles the the trials and tribulations (and also the successes) of the first four Caliphs of Islam and their generals after the death of Prophet Muhammad. Refreshing to read as I have read books on the same subject but written by Muslim authors in my native Malay language. The difference between those books and Rogerson's is that Rogerson also mentions their human failings (for they were after all, human beings) such as Omar al-Khattab's stern views on women's liberation, Muslim generals Kha ...more
Jur
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, ancient
Can't figure out how much of this book is Rogerson's interpretation and imagination, as obviously the sources will probably not support his psychologisation.

But it's an interesting view to show how the four rightly led Caliphs were driven ever further off the right path by nepotism, manipulation and mutual distrust. It suggests that Muhammad was a great guy and that his heirs spoiled his legacy. But you could also argue that many of the flaws of the heirs were inherent in the teachings of Muhamm
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Ali Al-Birminghami
This is primarily a historical account of the events of the first thirty years after the death of the Prophet. The writer goes into extenstive (and often laborious) detail about the military conquests of the caliphs but more interestingly, describes the political alliances of the main characters that culminate in the rise of the Ummayad dynasty.

Despite the title of the book, he only vaguely alludes to the roots of the Sunni-Shia schism and does not do it justice. The accuracy of historical acco
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Louise
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogerson makes this complex story intelligible. It's very involved, so it's no wonder that few non-Muslims understand it. Besides the interwoven relationships of the principals (nicely presented in charts at the end), there is the difficulty in seeing how religion gets spread through battle. This is clearly not a story that lends itself to sound bites.

While the book gives a framework for understanding the Shiite-Sunni split, I am at a loss to actually explain it to anyone. What I did learn, was
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David
Don't know if the sub title is misleading or what, but I didn't learn much about the differences between the Sunnis and Shia. What I understand from the book, that the shift happened because some thought the wife of the Prophet was more important than the fourth Caliphate.... Dunno.... Doesn't seem anything like the rift between the Catholics and Protestants.

Having said that, this was an interesting book and I'd recommend. The stories of the first four Caliphates were worth the price of the boo
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Catherine
Nov 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is a good introduction to the "companions of the prophet" and how they influenced the direction of Islam after Mohammed's death. The author doesn't shy away from some pretty controversial topics (ex. Mohammed's marriage to Aisha)- but he humanizes the stories so the final effect is fairly balanced. I really enjoyed learning about the personalities of the early Muslims (Ali, Omar, Uthman, etc.) and how the current Islamic communities interpret their legacies. Also essential to any un ...more
Daniel
Jun 11, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Rogerson’s history of a critical era in Islam is informative but not always engaging. The book focuses on the first 40 years after the Prophet’s death, attempting to make this story accessible to Westerners and to illuminate the origins of the Shia-Sunni split. Unfortunately Rogerson’s narrative skills are frequently dull and his writing needs editing. This subject awaits a definitive treatment.
Hassan Raza
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good narrative of many controversial events in an attempt to bridge the gap between two communities.

A chapter on Fatima is absent which is sad. It would have been interesting to read the author's view on her life and then her tragic death. She is the only uncontested child of the Messenger within two communities.
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Becky
Oct 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in monotheistic religions
The early history of Islam from an outsiders view, the author is not a Muslim, he is not Arabic, he is a travel writer. But he seems to be able to boil down the history into an inspiring storey, where the caliphs and the prophet are men, not unreachable or vague, but alive on the pages.
Aaron Johnson
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall good history of the 50 or so years after Muhammad. The author Barnaby was hilariously apologist however. Every beneficial act of Muhammad was played up but every act of violence committed by the prophet was apologized.

Yasir Jafri
Jul 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book, very informative, based on factual evidence...
S
Aug 23, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A romantic, epic, tragic account of the early years of Islam, and well-told. Not really scholarly (though paradoxically a bit over-detailed at times) but instructive and enlightening.
Paul
Mar 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
History of the Sunni/Shi'ite split. Essential to an understanding of the Muslim world today. ...more
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