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Title: The Madinan period of the prophet Muhammad as reflected in the Quran : the historical commentary and the standard biography
Author: Rahman, Hannah
ISNI:       0000 0001 3504 7069
Awarding Body: Cambridge University
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 1979
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This study presents the life and career of the Prophet Muhammad, in particular during the last ten years of his activity, centred on the political and social conditions of the time ; while hither-to most Orientalists who dealt with this period tended to stress his religious mission and to underestimate the other aspects of his activities viewed in the light of the conditions, institutions and the customary law in Pre-Islamic Arabia. Therefore, this study presents the Prophet's ummah as a theocratic confederation created on the same pattern as other Pre-Islamic confederations which were led by a prophetic leader or a descendant of a holy tribe. Furthermore, the Prophet's struggles within Madina and with external opposition are also assessed on the basic theory that he was struggling to strengthen his political powerbase while being subject to the customary law on which this base was established.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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