The first Muslims: history and memory
A fresh look at the origins and development of Islam, this is a fascinating reconstruction of the formative era of the Muslim community. Using a wealth of classical Arabic sources, it chronicles the lives of the Prophet Muhammad, his Companions, and the subsequent two generations of Muslims, together known as the the Pious Forebears. This accessible book takes a close look at the embryonic Muslim communities and explains the impact of the earliest converts on the development of Islam and its current beliefs.
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A'isha Abbasid Abd Allah ibn Abu Bakr Abu Hanifa according Ahmad al-Bukhari al-Hasan al-Jahiz al-Shafi'i al-Tabari al-Zubayr Arabic authority Bakr's Banu battle Beirut biographical Byzantine Cairo chapter Christian concept death discussion diwan early Islam early period egalitarianism example exegetical faith hadith hard-line Islamists Hisham historical Ibid Ibn Abbas ibn Abi Ibn Hajar Ibn Hanbal Ibn Mas'ud Ibn Sa'd Ibn Taymiyya Imam Iraq Islam Islamists Ja'far Jews jihad jurisprudence jurists Khawarij Kitab Kufa later literature Malik martyrdom mawali Mecca Medina modern modernists moral excellence Mu'awiya Muhammad ibn Muslims ninth century non-Muslims Persian piety Pious Forbears political practice prayer pre-modern precedence Prophet Qur'an Qur'anic verses Quraysh Rashidun caliphs refer regard religion religious law Rightly-Guided Caliphs role rulers salaf scholars Shi'a Shi'i social sources specific Successors sunna Sunni Tafsir term tion tradition translated tribe ulu 1-amr Umar ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab Umar's Umayyad Umayyad period Uthman women Companions Yazid