In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war, pitting its founder's controversial wife Aisha against his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s ideal of unity. Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion and politics, psychology and culture, and history and current events. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia–Sunni split. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Explains the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict, describing how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that became a central part of Shia Islam.
Israelite prophets is well known, his studies of prophetic inspiration among Jewish scholars of the Middle Ages is not, in part because it exists in article form and in part because these articles were written in Hebrew. The standard Jewish view is that prophecy ended with the ancient prophets, somewhere early in the Second Temple era. Heschel demonstrated that this view is not altogether accurate. Belief in the possibility of continued prophetic inspiration, and in its.
While the Prophet was returning from his last piligrimage to Medina, he received this revealation from Allah, at a place called Ghadir Khumm, commading the Prophet to read it to the people. O Prophet proclaim what has been revealed to you from your Lord, for if you do it not, you have not conveyed His message, and Allah will protect you from the (evil designs of) people, Surat Al Maida Chapter 5 V 67. Then the prophet told his People, the reason for this verse, is to Proclaim Ali as the Chaliphate after him. Immediately following the passing of the Prophet (SAW), his two Sahabat, and their fathers in law, turned against Ali. the home of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet was burned down by the sahabat, despite several narrations from the Prophet about Fatima, one of which is who ever upset Fatima, upset me and who ever upset me upset Allah. This book gives you summarized Ahadiths from Sunnis and Shias determining the Caliphate. It shows why the Caliphate belongs to Ali, and hid his decendant using Sunni Ahadiths to prove so. This book differentiates between the beliefs of the Shias and the Sunnis, and uses verses from the Holy Quran and from several Ahadith books.
Religion is easy to follow. Just try to be near to perfection. Religion is not merely chanting, ceremonies, and following family traditions. Prayer is necessary to cure spiritual blindness. Islamic philosophy followed a different course from Western philosophy despite their common roots. The soul does not pass from parent to child, but animalism passes from parent to child. Muslims are Christians without the Trinity. Why do non-Arabs pray in Arabic? Religion and Darwins theory of evolution are not mutually exclusive.
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The second volume of The Pontiff and The Prophet trilogy (The City and The Wilderness) tells the story of Antonlonello (the Prophet), his escape through the northern wilderness of Norumbega, his capture, and death in the levels of Quebec. It also depicts the various aspects of life lived in the theocratic world Utopia of a far distant future. It portrays the outlawed prophetic movement called the Ekklessia, life in the slum city of Sordesium, and it tells the story of the second and third generations of Prophet followers. The novel concludes with the story of Victor Dutton and Olivia Preager in the great domed cities of Boston, Quebec, and Rome. Dutton is suspected of conspiracy in the death of the Prophet. An investigation follows that reaches into the highest levels of the Pontifi cal Utopia. A number of central characters populate this utopian trilogy - among the most important being the mysterious fi gure of Mecox. The story refl ects the internal struggles and early evolution of multiple Christianities, and the slow emergence of orthodoxy.
In a comprehensive study of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict which developed after Muhammad's death for the leadership of the Muslim community. He pursues the history of this conflict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its climax in the first inter-Muslim war. The outcome of the war, which marked the demise of the reign of the Early Companions, resulted in the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shi'ite Islam. Contrary to recent scholarly trends, the author brings out Ali's early claim to legitimate succession, which gained support from the Shi'a, and offers a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history. This book will make a major contribution to the debate over succession. Wilferd Madelung's book The Succession to Muhammad has been awarded the Best Book of the Year prize by the Islamic Republic of Iran for the year 1997.
The Shoah is without question the defining moment in modern history, and it has transformed the manner in which the Bible is read and how God is understood. Questions that hitherto were rarely posed publicly must now be posed, and the human drama born out of exile, bondage, and genocide must be reckoned with in a new light. These are issues that are predicated on a faithful God to whom challenging and even unanswerable questions must be voiced. So, how might the Hebrew prophets address such contemporary issues as imperial militarism, eminent domain, trust and trauma, hunger and power, memory and shame, blame and self-critique, madness and exceptionalism? The daring words of the Hebrew prophets must have voices of testimony and witness in our time. This book speaks to that challenge. ** About the Author Hemchand Gossai is Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale. He is the author of several books including Social Critique by Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets, Barrenness and Blessing, and Power and Marginality in the Abraham Narratives. He speaks widely on civic engagement and social justice issues.