Caliphate and Imamate

This full length text presents an historical account of the rulers of the Islamic world from the time of the demise of the Prophet of Islam to the reign of Yazeed bin Mu'awiyah. Special emphasis is paid to the causes of discord among the Muslim community in this period.

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  1. Foreword
  2. A Summary of the Prophet’s Life
  3. The Succession to the Prophet of God
  4. Concord and Discord
  5. Abu Bakr’s Caliphate
  6. ‘Umar’s Caliphate
  7. ‘Uthman’s Caliphte
  8. ‘Ali’s Caliphate
  9. Rebellion against the Central Caliphate (al-Jamal)
  10. The Aftermath of the Rebellion
  11. Mu’awiya’s Reign (The Collapse of Caliphate)
  12. Yazid's Reign and the Martyrom of al-Husayn b. 'Ali
  13. The Merits of the Companions
  14. The Extremists and Misinterpretation of the Holy Qur’an
  15. Conclusion
  16. Bibliography