: 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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Moreover, he completely disregards accusations of forgery against the Shia historians. I actually liked the book, but it was definitely misunderstood by some shais. August 4, at 8: However it is clear his mind was made up by the time of writing the work.

Not to be confused with Succession to Muhammad. April 17, at 1: Posted November 16, Open Preview See a Problem?

The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate

This is a positive step forward. July 14, at 4: What are his arguments?

xuccession Your whole sect claims the only good person was Ali while the rest were of bunch of hypocrites and later apostates. Wilfred Madelung was born on December 26, in StuttgartGermany.

Walaikum Salam dear brother, About early Caliphs check these books: Wilfred madelung is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Ismaili Studies in Madelug. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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

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.


Aug 25, Jbondandrews rated it it was amazing. From your absolutely negative analysis as expected it becomes crystal clear that either you are not literate enough to understand English or too biased to digest the truth. There is no need to sweat on taking about the authenticity of historians or narrators or the believes of Wilferd Madelung.

It does prove how Quran elevates the status of the Prophet’s families and Ahlul Bayt’s rights are specially highlighted in the Quran yet they found themselves ignored and oppressed after the departure of the Prophet saww from this world.

“the Succession To Muhammad” By Wilferd Madelung – Shia/Sunni Dialogue –

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Martin rated it really liked it Apr madelnug, For more check this website: Ali was the most wise, the most pious, the most brave, the best fighter, the most knowledgeable, the best orator, the most honest, the most trustworthy, the one who worked hardest successio Islam from day 1 and who accomplished the most in bringing victory for the Prophet through of course ALLAH swt and many other characteristics one can think of.

Wilferd Madelung does a very competent job writing the early history. Is there a book or some lectures dealing with this issue in detail.

As we are all aware, there are thiqaat from the Shia, and yet, we rarely find quotes from them in this book. But he highlites importance of ahlulbayt but with a caveat, which is ahlulbayt is basically banu abdul muttalib not merely the big 5. Posted July 15, edited. He said to them that istikhlaaf was practiced by Abu Bakr, and that Abu Bakr sudcession greater than him, but that leaving the matter without specifying a single person was the way of the Prophet pbuhand thus, he chose that option.


Go Syccession Topic Listing. It was Abubakr who told Muslims to bury Him saw in the place He saw died, the house of mother of believers Aisha Siddiqa ra because he heard the Prophet saw saying Prophets are buried in the place where they die.

Up until his retirement, Wilfred Madelung held the prestigious academic position of Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford from to Posted July 19, Allah speaks very negatively about him and the rest who converted at the brink of being overtaken see 5: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

At such a nascent stage, the fragile alliance between tribes could have easily fractured at the death of its prophet, and action needed to be taken quickly. Is it worth the read? Subscribe to The Sunni Defense.

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