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The companions of the prophet : a study of geographical distribution and political alignments /
by Fuʼad Jabali.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston, MA : Brill, 2003.
description
x, 522 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004129235
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston, MA : Brill, 2003.
isbn
9004129235
catalogue key
5002185
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-194) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Fu'ad Jabali is lecturer of Islamic history and culture at the UIN (Universitas Islam Negeri/Islamic State University) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
All those who are interested in Islamic history, ?ad'th criticism, theology, historiography, and demography.
Long Description
This book deals with the settlement of te Companions outside Medina, and their involvement in the battle of siff'n, the battle that tore the early Muslim community apart. Based on five major biographical dictionaries written by the traditionists ( ahl al-?ad'th) of the 9th - 12th centuries, two lists are made: that of the Companions who settled in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that of those who were involved in the battle. Comparing the background of these two groups of Companions, the volume analyzes dividing line between the two camps. The use of a quantitative approach, and the use of the traditionists' works as the main source in the historical study of classical Islam is an important contribution to the book.
Main Description
This book deals with the settlement of te Companions outside Medina, and their involvement in the battle of siff n, the battle that tore the early Muslim community apart. Based on five major biographical dictionaries written by the traditionists (ahl al-h ad th) of the 9th - 12th centuries, two lists are made: that of the Companions who settled in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that of those who were involved in the battle. Comparing the background of these two groups of Companions, the volume analyzes dividing line between the two camps. The use of a quantitative approach, and the use of the traditionists works as the main source in the historical study of classical Islam is an important contribution to the book.
Unpaid Annotation
This book deals with the settlement of te Companions outside Medina, and their involvement in the battle of siff'n, the battle that tore the early Muslim community apart. Based on five major biographical dictionaries written by the traditionists ("ahl al-?ad'th) of the 9th - 12th centuries, two lists are made: that of the Companions who settled in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and that of those who were involved in the battle. Comparing the background of these two groups of Companions, the volume analyzes dividing line between the two camps. The use of a quantitative approach, and the use of the traditionists' works as the main source in the historical study of classical Islam is an important contribution to the book.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Notes on Transliterationp. xiii
Tablesp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Aimp. 1
Stage of Current Researchp. 5
Sources and Methodp. 9
Sourcesp. 9
Methodp. 25
The Genesis of the Companionsp. 41
Definitionp. 41
Muslim Views on the Companionsp. 67
Geographical Distributionp. 84
Expressions of Geographical Locationp. 85
Motives for Settlementp. 94
Centers of Geographical Distributionp. 110
Basrap. 118
Kufap. 122
Syriap. 126
Egyptp. 133
Centers of Distribution during the Fitnap. 137
The Arenap. 137
The Fitnap. 151
Attitudesp. 156
Conclusionp. 183
Bibliographyp. 187
Appendices
Preface to Appendicesp. 197
(The Companions Who Lived in Basra)p. 200
(The Companions Who Lived in Kufa)p. 254
(The Companions Who Lived in Syria)p. 314
(The Companions Who Lived in Damascus)p. 378
(The Companions Who Lived in Hims)p. 386
(The Companions Who Lived in Palestine)p. 404
(The Companions Who Lived in Egypt)p. 410
(The Attitudes of the Companions at Siffin)p. 454
Indexp. 515
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