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    Abu Bakr's reign was short, and in 634 he was succeeded by Umar as caliph. Umar reigned for ten years before being assassinated and was followed by Uthman ibn Affan in 644. Both of these men had been among Muhammad's earliest followers, were linked to him by clanship and marriage, and had taken prominent parts in various military campaigns. Aisha, in the meantime, lived in Medina and made several pilgrimages to Mecca. In 655, Uthman's house was put under siege by about 1000 rebels. Eventually the rebels broke into the house and murdered Uthman, provoking the First Fitna.[70] After killing Uthman, the rebels asked Ali to be the new caliph, although Ali was not involved in the murder of Uthman according to many reports.Ali reportedly initially…

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    Influential Muslim Women

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    enough for their efforts. These women make all women feel powerful and motivated enough to do the same, to pass along the message. Some of these women who contributed to Islamic history are: Aishah bint Abi Bakr, which almost everyone knows about, Naseebah bint Harris, who is also known as Umm Attiya, and Zaynab Al-Ghazali who was an Egyptian activist during the 1900s. Aishah bint Abi Bakr is known for her extensive knowledge for Islam, being a social and military leader, and for narrating many…

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    There are very strict rules and guidelines the members must follow. For instance, people who wish to work for ISIS must wear all black, and are banned from certain luxuries like DVD’s and music. These members must also stay within the ISIS boundaries, including schools, armies, and national anthems and flags. People join ISIS to gain money and escape from their hometowns and lifestyles. “Those who joined ISIS did so not only because of the money and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s long swords. They did…

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    Rise Of Islam Analysis

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    The Islamic state extended quickly after the demise of Muhammad through exceptional victories both at changing over unbelievers to Islam and by the military successes of the Islamic group 's adversaries. Extension of the Islamic state was a reasonable advancement, since Muhammad himself had effectively settled the new confidence through change and success of the individuals who remained against him. Instantly after the Prophet 's passing in 632, Abu Bakr, as the first Caliph, proceeded with the…

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    Prophet Muhammad's Cloak

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    her book After the Prophet presents a differing version and her rendition is not titled the “event of the cloak” but she refers to the participants as the “people of the cloak.” Similarities abound in regards to the importance of the Prophet Muhammad’s lineage. Hazleton’s version begins with an incident referred to as the Affair of the Necklace. The incident involved Muhammad’s favorite and youngest wife Aisha and a fierce Median warrior who found Aisha alone in the desert and waiting for the…

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    friend), of him 'Ali is also the mawla” (qtd. in Jafri Chapter 1). While both modern and ancient Shi’a scholars interpret the word “mawla” as meaning master or leader, the Sunni scholars interpret “mawla” as meaning friend, and therefore write that Muhammad never endorsed 'Ali as the next leader of Islam (Jafri Chapter 1). Islam was created in 610, when Muhammad claimed to have received revelations from God, to create a new, monotheistic religion. He became the first head of Islam, and by the…

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    had already revealed himself in part through Moses and Jesus… the final revelations were now being given to him.” (pg. 203). Muhammad went on to teach what he had learned from Allah, but at first many people believed he was crazy. In 622 Muhammad decided to leave with some of his closest supporters, to the city of Yathrib which was later named Medina. Medina, the city of the prophet, is where Muhammad continued his teachings and where he gained many more followers. After Muhammad died, his…

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    religions from joining it. This meant that the distinction between Islam and Judaism (not as much Christianity) was very blurry, supporting the argument that Medina was just the beginning of the formation of the basic Islam seen today. After Muhammad’s death, many questions about how they should carry on with their beliefs were left unanswered, leaving followers of Muhammad to sort it out as best as they could. Though the basic ideals left behind by Muhammad such as monotheistic,…

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    Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

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    These are dark days for international jihadists. In Syria, Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda militants are being chased out of their long-held strongholds either by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad or the Kurd-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by Russian and American airpower respectively. Pro-government militias in cooperation with national armies also have them on the run in Libya, Yemen and Iraq. As IS’s grand facade of a “caliphate” crumbles and it devolves into an improvised…

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    Caliphate was once a word many Americans had never heard before. Caliphate has now become a household word since the troubling and quick ascension of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). The word itself represents the rule of a Caliph. This Caliph can rule a land mass, a government, or a mass of people. In the case of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, it is lands and cities in Northern Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the current Caliph of ISIS. He is the so-called only “legitimate successor to the…

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