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Narratives of Islamic origins

the beginnings of Islamic historical writing

by Fred McGraw Donner

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Published by Darwin Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Islamic Empire
    • Subjects:
    • Islamic Empire -- History -- 622-661 -- Historiography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-344) and index.

      StatementFred M. Donner.
      SeriesStudies in late antiquity and early Islam ;, 14
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS38.16 .D66 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 358 p. ;
      Number of Pages358
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL689744M
      ISBN 100878501274
      LC Control Number97036808

      Robert Irwin's top 10 books on Islam and Islamic culture Published on Tue 17 Feb EST Writer and broadcaster Robert Irwin is the author of The Alhambra, recently published by Profile. This book is suitable for teaching undergraduates, while in the past, instructors had a choice between accessibly written traditional narratives of Islamic origins, disparate and often very arcane moderate revisionist studies of individual facets of Islamic origins, and radically revisionist histories of Islamic Origins such as the writings of /5(29).

        If the stunted present experienced by Islamic society is taken as the here-and-now to be explained by the narrative of world history, then the story might break down to something like the following stages: 1. Ancient Times: Mesopotamia and Persia 2. Birth of Islam 3. The Khalifate: Quest for Universal Unity 4. Fragmentation: Age of the. The history of West Africa in the nineteenth century is chequered with jihads-Islamic holy wars. The Wahhābī movement had an electrifying effect on the Islamic world. The first attempt to bring about Islamic reform, or more precisely revolution, in the western Sudan was .

      Review Narratives of Islamic Origins. The beginnings of Islamic historical writing. By Fred McGraw Donner. Princeton: Darwin Press, pp. Donner’s work has contributed to the burgeoning scholarship on the source material for early Islam, and in a more constructive way than the corpus of those deeply sceptical of the Islamic sources. Contributed by Prof. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, PhD Year Event Birth of Prophet Muhammed (p) at Mecca. Revelation of the first verses of the Qur’an. Ali ibn Abu Talib (r) and Abu Bakr as Siddiq (r) accept Islam. Conversion of Omar ibn al Khattab (r). A group of Muslims migrates to Abyssinia.


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Narratives of Islamic Origins is a ground-breaking work that represents the first comprehensive tradition -- critical account of the origins and rise of Arab-Islamic historiography, and is Reviews: 1. Book Review: Fred Donner’s “Narratives of Islamic Origins” Fred Donner teaches in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

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The book has two parts. The first chapter argues for "the date of the Qur'anic text" as the date of Muhammad's death. The rest of the book lays out "Early Islamic Piety" and its effect on Islamic narrative-of-origin. The first chapter is useless/5(4). In Islam, there are two main sacred texts: the Quran (also spelled "Koran") and the Hadith (or Hadeeth).

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He is one of the world's foremost scholars of early Islamic history, and he has published three controversial books on the subject: "The Early Islamic Conquests" (), "Narratives of Islamic Origins: The Beginnings of Islamic Historical Writing" (), and "Muhammad and the /5.

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