RLG100Y1 Lecture #18 - RLG100Y1- Nov 22/10 - 632 CE death...

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RLG100Y1- Nov 22/10 - 632 CE death of Muhammad - Who’s going to lead the community after the founder dies? o Controversy/ debate o Succeeded by a member of his own family (his son in law, Ali) o Others felt Ali was to young (only 30 at that time) o Passed to a very good friend of Muhammad at that time named, Abu Bakr First khalif/caliph/ khalifat/ caliphate Secular authority Primary political Short period of leadership, 2 years before he died In 2 years was able to contain the communities and somewhat expand it o Umar Led the community for about 10 years Made many vital military and political decisions (seen as a military genius) Expanded the influence of Islam military, as well as socially and religiously in significant ways Take areas of Egypt, Persia, Modern day Iraq, etc Adopted the convention of dating Muslim history of the migration in 622 After his death (was assassinated) o Uthman Associated with the increasing of perception of corruption
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100Y1 Lecture #18 - RLG100Y1- Nov 22/10 - 632 CE death...

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