The Expeditions: An Early Biography of Prophet Muḥammad ( Library of Arabic Literature #20 ): Ibn Rāshid, Maʿmar | Anthony, Sean W | Haleem, M a S Abdel

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Biographical Note:

Maʿmar ibn Rāshid (Author)
Maʿmar ibn Rāshid (96-153/714-770) was originally a Persian slave from Basra who traveled extensively trading wares for the Azd tribe. Thanks to his nomadic profession and his dealings with the court of the Umayyad caliphs, he became acquainted with–and ultimately the pupil of–one of the greatest Muslim scholars of his generation, Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī (d. 124/742).

Sean W. Anthony (Translator)
Sean W. Anthony is Assistant Professor of History at University of Oregon. His books include The Caliph and the Heretic: Ibn Saba and the Origins of Shiism and Crucifixion and the Spectacle of Death: Umayyad Crucifixion in its Late Antique Context. His research and publications focus on the emergence of Islam and the origins of its sacred and sectarian traditions.

Review Quotes:

“This book is a must for scholars in the field, and those who would join them.”–Religious Studies Review

Review Quotes:

“A welcome addition to the sparse Eng-lish- language treatment of early Prophetic biography…Impressive [and] interesting.”–Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

Table of Contents:

Letter from the General Editor — Foreword — Acknowledgements — Introduction — Note on the Text — Timeline — Arabia and the Near East in the 7th Century — Mecca and Medina During the Lifetime of the Prophet — Notes to the Frontmatter — The Expeditions — The Digging of the Well of Zamzam — The Expedition of Hudaybiyah — The Incident at Badr — The Combatants Whom the Prophet Took Captive at Badr — The Incident Involving the Hudhayl Tribe at al- Raji — The Incident Concerning the Clan of al-Nadir — The Incident at Uhud — The Incident Involving the United Clans and the Qurayzah Clan — The Incident at Khaybar — The Expedition of the Triumph — The Incident at Hunayn — Those Who Emigrated to Abyssinia — The Story of the Three Who Remained Behind — Those Who Failed to Accompany the Prophet on the Tabuk Expedition — The Story of the Aws and the Khazraj — The Story of the Slander — The Story of the People of the Pit — The Story of the Companions of the Cave — The Construction of the Temple of Jerusalem — The Beginning of the Messenger of God’s Illness — The Oath of Fealty to Abu Bakr-at the Portico of the Sa’idah Clan — What ‘Umar Said about the Members of the Shura — Abu Bakr’s Designation of ‘Umar as His Successor — The Oath of Fealty Pledged to Abu Bakr — The Expedition of Dhat al-Salasil and the Story of ‘Ali and Mu’awiyah — The Story of al-Hajjaj ibn ‘IIat — The Dispute between ‘All and al-‘Abbas — The Story of Abu Lu’lu’ah, ‘Umar’s Assassin — The Story of the Shura — The Expeditions to al-Qadisiyyah and Elsewhere — The Marriage of Fatimah — Notes — Glossary of Names, Places, and Terms — Genealogical Table of the Quraysh of Mecca — Bibliography — Further Reading — Index — About the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute — About the Typefaces — About the Editor-Translator.

Publisher Marketing:

The Expeditions is one of the oldest biographies of the Prophet Muḥammad to survive into the modern era. Its primary author, Maʿmar ibn Rāshid (96-153/714-770), was a prominent scholar from Basra in southern Iraq who was revered for his learning in prophetic traditions, Islamic law, and the interpretation of the Qurʾan. This fascinating foundational seminal work contains stories handed down by Maʿmar to his most prominent pupil, ʿAbd al-Razzāq of Sanaa, relating Muḥammad’s early life and prophetic career as well as the adventures and tribulations of his earliest followers during their conquest of the Near East.

This new translation, which renders the original text into readable, modern English for the first time, is accompanied by numerous annotations elucidating the cultural, religious, and historical contexts of the events and individuals described within its pages.

The Expeditions represents an important testimony to the earliest Muslims’ memory of the lives of Muḥammad and his companions, and is an indispensable text for gaining insight into the historical biography of both the Prophet and the rise of the Islamic empire.

An English-only edition.

Contributor Bio:  Ibn Rāshid, Maʿmar
Maʿmar ibn Rāshid (96-153/714-770) was originally a Persian slave from Basra who traveled extensively trading wares for the Azd tribe. Thanks to his nomadic profession and his dealings with the court of the Umayyad caliphs, he became acquainted with–and ultimately the pupil of–one of the greatest Muslim scholars of his generation, Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī (d. 124/742).

Contributor Bio:  Anthony, Sean W
Sean W. Anthony is Assistant Professor of History at University of Oregon. His books include The Caliph and the Heretic: Ibn Saba and the Origins of Shiism and Crucifixion and the Spectacle of Death: Umayyad Crucifixion in its Late Antique Context. His research and publications focus on the emergence of Islam and the origins of its sacred and sectarian traditions.

Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 20.83 × 13.97 × 2.03 cm
ISBN

1479816825

Pages

320

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