In addition to these advances in the foreign realm were changes in the Islamic polity

In addition to these advances in the foreign realm were changes in the Islamic polity

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Unformatted text preview: In addition to these advances in the foreign realm were changes in the Islamic polity's--Dar al- Islam--internal make-up. Upon Muhammad's death, immediately a crisis emerged related to who should rule the new political-religious unit. He had gathered around him in fifteen or so years of preaching close colleagues. Many of them were acquired in Mecca. One of the closest was Ali, a cousin. As well, there were supporters who had come to the banner later, in Medina. While Muhammad was being prepared for burial by Ali, Meccan companions--the muhajirun , those who had migrated with the Prophet to Medina--were entangled in succession debate with Medians-- ansar , or those who assisted the muhajirun on their arrival in Medina. In order to prevent further strife, Umar, a prominent member of Muhammad's own tribe and an early convert, convinced his colleague and kinsman Abu Bakr to become leader of the Muslims. His convert, convinced his colleague and kinsman Abu Bakr to become leader of the Muslims....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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In addition to these advances in the foreign realm were changes in the Islamic polity

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