The events surrounding the ascension of the first Caliph, the impact of tribal affiliations and religious commands on early Islamic political life, the major decisions that produced the "Sunni vs Shia" conflict as well as other related topics are all expertly presented in this unique history book by Hani al-Tarabulsi. More
God decreed that prophethood should end with the passing of the seal of prophets, Muhammad son of `Abdullah peace be upon him, in the 11th year of Hijrah (632 AD). The last Prophet (saw) left his disciples and followers with the clear message and broad guidelines of the Holy Book in addition to much advice and wisdom from his Sunnah. Thus, humanity would strive once again, based on the teachings of their holy Book and the instructions and guidance of their Prophet (saw) to establish a strong and prosperous state of justice that pleases both mankind and their Almighty Creator.
This book will present the in-depth politics of Caliphate as well as the events that took place after the passing of Islam's Prophet (saw) by relying on a vast amount of early Arabic sources that are unavailable to western readers. The history presented in our book will clarify the truth and reveal the secrets that led to heated disputes between Sunni & Shia Muslims for centuries to come.