Varieties of Islam

  title={Varieties of Islam},
  author={F. Daftary},
  • F. Daftary
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • The Prophet Muḥammad laid the foundations of a new religion which was propagated as the seal of the great monotheistic religions of the Abrahamic tradition. However, the unified and nascent Muslim community ( umma ) of the Prophet’s time soon divided into numerous rival factions, as Muslims disagreed on a number of fundamental issues. Modern scholarship has indeed shown that at least during the first three centuries of their history, marking the formative period of Islam, Muslims lived in an… CONTINUE READING
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