: 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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Just adding my point of view. Only those sunnis who cling dogmatically to the doctrine of all sahaba as pious blameless will get a shock Alos the book if closely read tries to refutes just as much the shia idea of imamate esp.
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.
The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate (Wilferd MADELUNG)
December 25, at Any number of criteria and qualities that can be envisage in a person to head any state even in modern times rather the Islamic state established by the Prophet in his life time, were only madelujg by one person — Ali Ibn Abutalib. So your claim is false. Essays in Honor of Wilferd Madelung.
Madelung completed his doctoral treatise under the supervision of famous German Islamologists. Moreover, he completely disregards accusations of forgery against the Shia historians. He clearly shows that it was Imam Ali who was the rightful heir of Prophet Muhammad.
On page 42 of Wilfred Madelungs’ book, there is this passage about ” Ali’s as advice to the Prophet SAAW to divorce A’isha after ‘the event of the necklace’ i remember reading exactly the same in Barnaby Rogersons’ book too.
The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate – Wilferd Madelung – Google Books
There were some who supported Abu Bakr r and some who supported Ali r. Cambridge University PressOct 15, – History – pages. Madelung puts forth a convincing argument that Ali should have been the rightful heir to Muhammad, following similar parallels in prophetic history.
The Journal of the American Oriental Society applauded Madelung’s mastery of the subject but was critical of his reliance on ancient sources and neglect of modern scholarship, stating ” Page 7 – And Abraham prayed for his father’s forgiveness only because of a promise he had made to him. 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 for 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.
Earlier historical reports sometimes with shorter and incomplete chains but more genuine nonpartisan reports might actually be more reliable than a elaborate impeccable chain which parrots the official version of sunni or shia doctrine.
The Succession to Muhammad – Wikipedia
The Writer is a devout Christian, not a muslim, neither a shia nor Sunniwhy he should be partial to be favouring one sect and condemning the leadership of the other sect altogather.
Mind you, these accusations have nothing to do with rejecting the innovator for the sake of his innovation, mdelung rather, due to clear evidences that so-and-so is in fact a liar.
And Noah called upon his Lord, and said: However, as a matter of fact I have given this subject considerable thought. 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 madeoung with an almost-conclusion that Imam Ali was a better successor than Abu Bakr. Allah speaks very negatively about him and the rest who converted at the brink of being overtaken see 5: March 6, at 3: October 27, at 5: This struggle resulted succeseion the difference between Madelunv and Shi’ite Islam over authority spiritual and temporal.
An Introduction to Islam. He took on a lot of assumptions about personal motivations of men and women who cannot speak to us now, and who lived in a time and setting we cannot know directly. 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.
Celebrating New Year is haram and israf? Books by Wilferd Madelung. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.
The reasons are given in the article. The reality though is that proving them ‘wrong’ doesn’t prove shias right. 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 madelkng as well as by differing visions for the Muslim community.
Is he a shia agent in disguise.?? Wilferd Madelung’s position is Shi’i leaning if i may considering in the past Western authors like Barnaby Rogerson who wrote “Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad”a book which was trying to amalgate both shi’i and sunni views as correct, kinda sitting on the fence.