By Heather N. Keaney
This booklet is a comparative research of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the riot opposed to him. through evaluating remedies of Uthman in pietistic literature and common chronicles, the paintings lines the slow silencing of extra serious debts in desire of these that painting Uthman as a saintly spouse of the Prophet Muhammad. via a comparative research of authors among genres and time classes, this publication exhibits how authors have been capable of show their own views on vital religio-political tensions that emerged throughout the rebellion opposed to Uthman, specifically the strain among Sunnis and Shiis, spiritual and political authority and appeals to keep up balance and solidarity vs. appeals for better justice. This final debate, which in lots of methods all started with the rebel opposed to Uthman, has been repeated so much lately within the Arab Spring. This paintings accordingly offers readers with invaluable old context for important modern debates.
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