Al-Riddah and the Muslim Conquest of Arabia

Al-Riddah and the Muslim Conquest of Arabia

by Elias S. Shoufani


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In a detailed analysis of the political forces then at work, Dr. Shoufani shows the tremendous influence of the Meccan aristocracy on the policies of Muhammad in his last two years, on his adoption of the northern strategy aimed at invading Syria, and later, on the election of Abu Bakr.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487580995
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 04/22/2019
Series: Heritage
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Dr. Elias S. Shoufani, who was born in Palestine, graduated from The Hebrew Univeristy in Jerusalem and obtained his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies from Princeton University. He is now teaching Middle Eastern History and Islamic Civilization at the University of Maryland at College Park.

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