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The crisis of Muslim history


Date of creation
  • 2003   Gregorian
    1424   Hegirian
Preferred title

The crisis of Muslim history   English  

Work type Single work
Non-literary work Historical work
Work manifested Monograph
Work genre Textual work

Adult, serious


This new study of the Islamic tradition's earliest years presents the key events, individuals, and social-political conditions which defined the era of the first Four Caliphs (from the death of the Prophet to that of Ali, thirty years later), and which led to the Sunni/Shi'i schism and the Crisis of Succession. In an objective and thoroughly researched book representing both Sunni and Shi'i perspectives, Mahmoud M. Ayoub has drawn on a wide range of primary materials from this period, which explain the various sources of the violent struggles and dissension characterizing this time. Covering everything from the first caliphate of Abu Bakr to the Battles of the Camel and Siffin, it is essential reading for all students and scholars of Islamic studies and of the formative years of the Muslim tradition.


Diamond   W 96691

Created at 07-11-2013 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 04-01-2018 by Kithara Entessar (IDEO)