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Title: A Muslim understanding of the development of the events in the early Muslim history (11 A.H/632 C.E - 40 A.H/662 C.E) in the light of the principles of the governance in Islam : an analytical assessment
Author: Khalid, Mohammad
ISNI:       0000 0001 3598 0553
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2006
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This study is mainly concerned with the early Muslim history (632 C.E - 662 C.E) which has a great influence on the lives of Muslims and shaping their social and political systems throughout the centuries.  It is an effort to develop a new framework based on evidences and academic debate in conjunction with the Muslim understanding regarding above mentioned part of history in the light of the principles of governance in Islam and the historical perspective.  In fact, historical evidences have a vital role in dealing with the area of this research especially the period of crisis, and, therefore, are greatly utilised in discussing this topic. The manifestation of the study can be from the two main points: Firstly, it deals with the principles of governance in Islam basing mainly on the Qur’an and a number of the practical instances of the Prophet in order to denote the nature of the issue and provide an insight into it using the historical methodology.  For the nature of controversy is related to the central authority and needs to be discussed and examined in the light of the principles of governance in Islam.  Secondly, it shows why this study is so important in the new era of twenty first century and can play a significant role in removing the misunderstandings relating to the historical interpretation of the events related to the period of study. The study explores the Qur’an and hadith references which are the core foundations of Muslims’ perspective on the area of this research.  Secondly, it contains a detailed research based on the early, later and also contemporary sources of Muslim history illustrating the topic of research.  A great number of Western non-Muslims’ sources are also used in the process of this investigative task.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Islam