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Caliph and the Imam The Making of Sunnism and Shiism

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ISBN-10: 0190689463

ISBN-13: 9780190689469

Edition: N/A

Authors: Toby Matthiesen

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Illuminates with clarity and insight a centuries-old sectarian division that continues to shape events in the Middle East and around the world. In 632, soon after the prophet Muhammad died, fights broke out among his followers as to who would succeed him. A small number of Muslims -- who would become known as the Shia -- believed only members of Muhammad's family should lead. The majority, however -- the Sunnis -- insisted that the leader should be elected by the community's elite. This initial dispute marks the origin of the Sunni-Shia split in Islam. In The Caliph and the Imam Middle East scholar and expert Toby Matthiesen explores this hugely significant division from its origins to…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2023
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 9.27" wide x 6.56" long x 2.15" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Toby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.