: 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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January 2, at 7: How is this accurate when Omar himself appointed six people up for shura and included Ali as one of them? According to the narration in the Maddelung, Omar was asked by the Muslimeen to appoint a leader. Possibly, I think, not because it promotes Imami beliefs but because it casts doubts on the standard sunni views on Abu Bakr et al.

He has tried to reconstruct the history using only those sources that fit his version of events. Please take this in the manner it was intended. Sep 25, Edith rated it really liked it Shelves: The truth is as Pazerwaffe says, in fact it doesn’t actually go into the religious beliefs of either sects but more into the personalities involved with an almost-conclusion that Imam Ali was a better successor than Abu Bakr. Abubakr was not the best suited to rule after Prophet and MAY have conspired to deprive banu hashim of their rightful place.

October 27, at suxcession Be the first to ask a question about The Succession to Muhammad. He is Owner of Praise, Owner of Glory! To know such fine discrepancies one has to be from within.

A lot of shias think this is a pro-shia book, and so promote it as such. May Allah guide us to rise over our sectarian egos.


The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate by Wilferd Madelung

Sign In Sign Up. In brief, he concludes that Abu Bakr and 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.

We at this point should accept all four caliphs and pay respect to them. But I also reject the factually baseless idea that anyone who was a confessional Muslim at the time of the Prophet succesaion a super-righteous person above any ill intentions. Madelung used almost all authentic sources for his research which is so much important to make your point.

Open Preview See a Problem? Instead of attempting to either weaken the ones with weak chains, he chooses to assert that both are liars that fabricated narrations that supported their own views.

Your whole sect claims the only good person was Ali while the rest were of bunch of hypocrites and later apostates. In that, Madelung was successful. Aisha was more like a woman of jahilliyaTalha was the primary instigator of revolt against uthman. Abubakr deserved the caliphate more than anybody else as he was the best of the Sahaba, better than all Sahaba, better than Umar, better than Ali etc.

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 least historically. Madelungs’ work is more a restatement of the history that really was.

Successlon, thank you for your review, brother. Page 9 – Allah did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of ‘Imran above all people, – offspring, one of the other: Retrieved from ” https: December 26, at In other words, Madelung twisted the obvious and sucdession meaning of the narration to one that suited a hypocritical Abu Bakr. Subscribe to The Sunni Defense. Wilferd Madelung analyses the conflict which developed after Muhammad’s death for the leadership of the nascent Muslim community.


The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate

What are his arguments? Plus where does Madelung get some of his sudcession from, ‘ Ali’s conduct in Yemen as bad “???? You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Wilferd Madelung is a professor of Arabic at Oxford. There duccession some who supported Abu Bakr r and some who supported Ali r. Is there a book or some lectures dealing with this issue in detail. Hayatus Sahaba — Lives of the Companions. Posted November 17, Posted July 16, edited. He demonstrates how this conflict, which marked the demise of the first four caliphs, resulted in the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shi’ite Islam.

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The Succession to Muhammad: Posted November 20, January 5, at 1: 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.

Salaam Alaykum, I don’t understand madeluhg. Twitter Email Print Facebook. There is no need to sweat on taking about the authenticity of historians or narrators or the believes of Wilferd Madelung. The Succession to Muhammad: No trivia or quizzes yet. Culture and Memory in Medieval Islam: I actually liked the book, but it was definitely misunderstood by some succeesion.