After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in by Lesley Hazleton

By Lesley Hazleton

During this gripping narrative background, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic tale on the middle of the continuing contention among the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the scoop now greater than ever.
 
Even as Muhammad lay demise, the conflict over who could take regulate of the hot Islamic country had all started, starting a succession trouble marked via energy grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam used to be embroiled in civil struggle, pitting its founder's arguable spouse Aisha opposed to his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s excellent of unity.
   
Combining meticulous learn with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the risky intersection of faith and politics, psychology and tradition, and heritage and present occasions. it's an quintessential advisor to the intensity and tool of the Shia–Sunni split.

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The first mode is to understand its expressions (aqw¥l) and grasp the meanings (madl‰l¥t) of those expressions in accordance with the language use and legal polysemy (naql shar¢Ï),1 by applying the linguistic rules governing juristic argumentation. Most of this has been taken care of in the discipline of u|‰l al-fiqh. 2. The second mode is to search for anything that clashes with the indicants (’adillah) advanced by the mujtahid and in respect of which he has exhausted all possible effort to discover their meanings.

Does one not see that when Ab‰ M‰s¥ al-Ash¢arÏ 13 sought permission, three times, to enter ¢Umar ibn al-Kha~~¥b’s house and as the latter did not answer him, he simply left. Then, ¢Umar sent after him. When he came back, ¢Umar reproached him for leaving, upon which Ab‰ M‰s¥ mentioned that he had heard from God’s Apostle that if a person requests permission to enter, and upon the third request is not granted such permission, he should leave. However, ¢Umar asked him to provide evidence for his statement and pressed him so much that Ab‰ M‰s¥ had to look for one of the An|¥r (Supporters of the Prophet in Madinah) to testify that God’s Apostle had indeed said so.

Concluding the prohibition of the consumption of alcohol and gambling, God says, “By means of intoxicants and gambling, Satan seeks only to sow enmity and hatred among you” (5:91). In other contexts, we read, “This will make it more likely that you will not deviate from the right course” (4:3), “and God does not love corruption” (2:205). qxp 6 13/9/06 11:07 Page 6 ibn ashur treatise on maq®ßid al-shari¢ah methods of establishing Maq¥|id al-Shari¢ah, and also in the third part of this book devoted to a detailed exposition of the specific higher objectives of the Shari¢ah in the different spheres of legislation.

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