Authority in Islam: From the Rise of Muhammad to the Establishment of the Umayyads by Hamid Dabashi
English | Jan. 1, 1989 | ISBN: 0887382886 | 184 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
From the origins of Muhammad's prophetic movement through the development of Islam's principal branches to the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, the concept of authority has been central to Islamic civilization. By examining the nature, organization, and transformation of authority over time, Dabashi conveys both continuities and disruptions inherent in the development of a new political culture. It is this process, he argues, that accounts for the fundamental patterns of authority in Islam that ultimately shaped, in dialectical interaction with external historical factors, the course of Islamic civilization.