خلفای راشدین

از ویکی‌پدیا، دانشنامهٔ آزاد
پرش به: ناوبری، جستجو
فارسی English

از مذاهب اسلام
اهل سنت


مذاهب فقهی

حنفی · مالکی · شافعی · حنبلی

مذاهب کلامی

ماتریدی · اشعری · اثری · معتزلی

جنبش‌های فکری اهل سنت

دیوبندی · بریلوی · سلفی

ارکان دین اسلام

نماز · روزه · شهادت · زکات · حج

خلفای راشدین

ابوبکر · عمر · عثمان · علی

صحابه

سعید بن زید · زبیر · طلحه
سعد بن ابی‌وقاص · عبدالرحمن بن عوف
ابوعبیده جراح

مبانی فقه

قرآن · سنت · اجماع · قیاس · اجتهاد

کتب حدیث

صحیح بخاری · صحیح مسلم · سنن نسائی
سنن ابوداوود · سنن ترمذی· سنن ابن ماجه
الموطأ

مکان‌های مقدس

مکه · مدینه
بیت‌المقدس

خلفای راشدین اصطلاحی‌است که از سوی مسلمانان سنی در اشاره به چهار شخصی که پس از مرگ محمد به خلافت رسیدند، به کار می‌رود. این چهار تن به ترتیب عبارت‌اند از: ابوبکر، عمر، عثمان و علی.

اهل سنت با اعتقاد به مرجعیت صحابه و اجماع آنان درباره خلفای راشدین، شرایط و شیوه استقرار خلفای چهارگانه را نمونه آرمانی و مشروع دولت اسلامی می‌دانند[۱].

ابوبکر

نوشتار اصلی: ابوبکر

نخستین خلیفه از خلفای راشدین (۱۰ ق. هـ - ۱۳ هـ)، نام کامل وی عبدالله بن عثمان بن عامر بن عَمرو بن کعب ابن سعد بن تَیم بن مُرة بن کعب بن لؤّی القرشی التیمی. کنیه‌اش «ابوبکر الصِدیق» بن ابی قُحافة، نام مادرش أم الخیر سلمی بنت صخر بن عامر بن کعب بن سعید بن تیم بن مُرة.

ابوبکر در سال ۵۷۳ ۳ سال بعد از عام الفیل در مکه متولد شد. او ۳ سال از محمد کوچک تر بود و پس از ابوذر غفاری اولین مرد بالغی بود که به محمد ایمان آورد[نیازمند منبع] و مسلمان شد. عایشه همسر پیامبر اسلام دختر وی است.

عمر

نوشتار اصلی: عمر

دومین خلیفه (از ۱۳ تا ۲۳) نام کامل او عمر بن الخطاب بن نفیل بن عبدالعزی بن رباح بن عبدالله بن قُرط بن رزاح بن عدی بن کعب بن لؤّی بن غالب القرشی العدوی، و کنیهٔ وی «ابو حفص». مادرش حنتمة بنت هاشم بن المغیره بن عبدالله بن عمر بن مخزوم.

او درسال ۵۸۱ میلادی در مکه متولد شد. عمر در سال ششم بعثت در حالیکه ۲۶ سال داشت ایمان آورد و مسلمان شد. حفصه همسر پیامبر اسلام دختر وی می‌باشد.و نیز ام‌کلثوم دختر علی همسر وی می‌باشد.[۲]

عثمان

نوشتار اصلی: عثمان

سومین خلیفه (۲۳ ق هـ - ۳۵ هـ)، نام کامل او عثمان بن عفان بن أبی العاص بن امیه بن عبد شمس بن عبد مناف القرشی الأموی. نسب او و پیغمبر در عبد مناف به هم می‌رسند. مادرش أروی بنت کریز بن ربیعه بن حبیب بن عبد شمس بن عبد مناف. مادر بزرگش البیضاء بنت عبدالمطلب عمه محمد. کنیتش «ابی عبدالله و ابی عمرو».

او در سال ۵۷۶ میلادی شش سال بعد از «عام الفیل» در شهر الطائف متولد شد. و بدلیل ازدواجش با دو دختر محمد «رقیه» و «أم کلثوم» لقب ذوالنورین یافت.

علی

نوشتار اصلی: علی

چهارمین خلیفه (۳۵ ق هـ - ۴۰ هـ)، نام کامل او علی بن ابی طالب بن عبدالمطلب بن هاشم بن عبد مناف بن قصی بن کلاب بن مُرة بن کعب بن لؤّی بن غالب بن فهر بن مالک بن نضر بن کنانه بن خزیمة بن مدرکه بن الیاس بن مضر بن نزار بن معد بن عدنان. مادرش فاطمه بنت اسد. داماد و پسر عموی محمد. کنیه‌اش «ابو الحسن» و «ابو السبّطین»؛ او در سال ۶۰۰ میلادی در مکه متولد شد.

علی که نوجوانی به سرپرستی محمد بود، اولین فرد ایمان‌آورده به محمد است [۳][۴][۵][۶][۷]. در مورد سن او در زمان بعثت پیامبر، از حدود ده الی پانزده سال در کتب تاریخی گمانه زنی شده‌است [۸][۹][۱۰]. فاطمه دختر محمد، همسر وی می‌باشد.

شیعیان

شیعیان نیز این واژه را می‌پذیرند اما آن را منحصر به کسانی می‌دانند که به اعتقاد آنها خلفای حقیقی پیامبر و حقیقتاً رشد یافته‌اند. که شامل دوازده امام به اعتقاد آنها معصوم می‌شوند.[۱۱][۱۲][۱۳]

تایم لاین

لطفاً توحه کنید که سالهای خلافت دقیقاً مصادف با اولین روز سال جدید نیستند علی بن ابی طالب عثمان بن عفان عمر بن خطاب ابوبکر

پانویس

  1. داوود فیرحی. «سیمای عمومی نظام سیاسی و دولت در اسلام». در نظام سیاسی و دولت در اسلام. چاپ اول. تهران: سازمان مطالعه و تدوین کتب علوم انسانی دانشگاه‌ها، بهار ۱۳۸۲. ص ۳۵. ISBN 964-459-701-X. 
  2. Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. "Ali". Encyclopædia Britannica Online:Ali and the first caliphs
  3. ابوبکر احمد بن الحسین البیهقی در السنن الکبری (۶/۲۰۶) چنین آورده‌است:... و کان اول من آمن به علی بن ابی طالب. و نیز روایت سلمان فارسی و ابوذر غفاری و مقداد بن عمرو کندی و جابر بن عبدالله و ابوسعید خدری و زید بن ارقم و قتاده بن النعمان و سایر صحابه و تابعین (که علامه امینی در الغدیر ۳/۲۲۰، نام ۶۶ تن از ایشان را برده‌است) نخستین مردی که مسلمان شد علی بود. در آن وقت علی پانزده ساله (سنن بیهقی، ۶/۲۰۶؛ ابن عبدالبر در الاستیعاب، ۲/۴۵۸) و به قولی یازده ساله (شرح ابن ابی الحدید بر نهج البلاغه به روایت از امام محمد باقر، ۳/۲۶۰) یا ده ساله (تاریخ الخلفاء، سیوطی، ۱۶۶) بود.
  4. متقی هندی در کنزالعمال (۱۵/۲۹۷ به بعد به روایت حسن بن بدر در کتاب ما رواه الخلفاء) و حاکم نیشابوری در الکنی و الالقاب و ابوبکر فارسی شیرازی در القاب الرجال از عمر بن الخطاب چنین آورده‌است: «... کنت أنا و أبوبکر و ابوعبیده بن الجراح و نعز من اصحاب رسول الله و النبی متکی ء علی علی بن ابی طالب حتی ضرب (فضرب) بیده علی منکبه ثم قال: أنت یا علی اول المؤمنین ایمانا و اولهم اسلاما. ثم قال: أنت منی بمنزله هارون من موسی. و کذب علی من زعم انه یحبنی و یبغضک» یعنی: روزی من (عمر بن الخطاب) و ابوبکر و ابوعبیده جراح و چند تن دیگر از اصحاب نزد رسول الله بودیم و آن حضرت بر علی بن ابی طالب تکیه داشت. پس دست بر شانه علی زد و گفت: تو ای علی نخستین مؤمنی که ایمان آوردی و نخستین مسلمانی که اسلام آوردی. سپس گفت: تو برای من به جای هارون برای موسی هستی (برادر و جانشین) و بر من دروغ بسته‌است آن که ادعا کند مرا دوست دارد ولی دشمن تو باشد؛
  5. حاکم نیشابوری در المستدرک علی الصحیحین (۳/۱۳۶، به روایت از سلمان فارسی از رسول الله چنین آورده‌است: «اولکم واردا علی الحوض اولکم اسلاما، علی بن ابی طالب» نخستین کس از بین شما که در کنار حوض بر من وارد می‌شود همان است که پیش از شما مسلمان شده و او علی بن ابی طالب است. این حدیث را علاوه بر سلمان، ابن عباس و ابوموسی اشعری نیز روایت کرده‌اند و با الفاظی مشابه ابن ابی شیبه نیز روایت کرده‌است (کنز العمال، ۱۵/۳۶۷؛ اسد الغابه، ۴/۱۷؛ استیعاب، ۲/۴۵۷؛ مجمع الزوائد، ۹/.۱۰۲.).
  6. در صحیح ترمذی به روایت زید به ارقم (۲/۳۰۱) و در «الاصابه فی معرفه الصحابه» (۴ـ ۱/۱۱۸) به روایت از عمرو بن مره جهنی و عبدالله بن فضاله مزنی و جابر بن عبدالله انصاری آمده‌است که: «اول من اسلم علی بن ابی طالب یعنی نخستین کسی که مسلمان شد علی بن ابی طالب بود. این حدیث را علاوه بر محدثین امامی و عده دیگری که قبلاً ذکر شد، امام نسائی در خصائص (۴۴) و ابن سعد کاتب واقدی در الطبقات الکبیر (۳ـ ۱/۱۲) و ابن اثیر در اسد الغابه (۴/۱۷) و احمد بن حنبل در المسند (۴/۳۶۸ و ۳۷۱ به دو سند) و محمد بن جریر طبری در تاریخ الامم و الملوک (۲/۵۵) نیز روایت کرده اند؛
  7. معاذ بن جبل از رسول الله چنین روایت کرده‌است: «قال رسول الله لعلی: یا علی، أخصمک بالنبوه و لا نبوه بعدی و تخصم بسبع لا یحاجک فیها احد من قریش. انت اولهم ایمانا بالله و أوفاهم بعهد الله و أقومهم بأمر الله و أقسمهم بالسویه و أعدلهم فی الرعیه و أبصرهم بالقضیه و أعظمهم عندالله مزیه» یعنی: «رسول الله به علی بن ابی طالب فرمود: ای علی، من به سبب مقام نبوت از تو برترم و پس از من پیامبری نخواهد بود و تو نیز هفت فضیلت داری که هیچ یک از قریش در آنها به تو نمی‌رسند. پیش از همه به خدا ایمان آوردی و در پیمان با خدا از همه وفادارتری و در اجرای اوامر الهی از همه پایدارتری و مساوات را در تقسیم بیشتر از دیگران رعایت می‌کنی و در امور رعیت از همه عادلتری و هنگام دادرسی از هر قاضی دیگر بیناتری و نزد خدا مزیتی از همه بزرگتر داری. مشایخ فریدنی - دائرةالمعارف تشیع، ج ۶، ص ۱۶۸ این حدیث را حافظ ابونعیم اصفهانی در حلیه الاولیاء (۱/۶۶) و محب طبری در الریاض النضره (۲/۱۹۸) و دیگران روایت کرده اند؛
  8. در آن وقت علی پانزده ساله (سنن بیهقی، ۶/۲۰۶؛ ابن عبدالبر در الاستیعاب، ۲/۴۵۸) و به قولی یازده ساله (شرح ابن ابی الحدید بر نهج البلاغه به روایت از امام محمد باقر، ۳/۲۶۰) یا ده ساله (تاریخ الخلفاء، سیوطی، ۱۶۶) بود.
  9. L. VECCIA VAGLIERI. «Vol.۱». در Encyclopedia of Islam. Brill. ۳۸۱. 
  10. محمد بن جریر طبری، تاریخ طبری ۱/۵۳۸
  11. الشافی فی الامامة ج ۱ شریف المرتضی ص ۱۸۲ ۱۸۲
  12. کفایة الأثر للخزاز القمی ص ۱۲۰
  13. المزار شیخ مفید ص ۱۵۴

جستارهای وابسته

منابع

  • کتاب: «الخلفاء الراشدون» نوشته: عبدالوهاب النجار به (عربی).
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جستجو در ویکی‌انبار در ویکی‌انبار پرونده‌هایی دربارهٔ خلفای راشدین موجود است.

The Rashidun Caliphs (meaning "Rightly Guided", "Righteously Guided", "Righteous" Caliphs; Arabic: الخلفاء الراشدونal-Khulafāʾu ar-Rāshidūn), often simply called, collectively, "the Rashidun", is a term used in Sunni Islam to refer to the first four caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman ibn Affan and Ali) of the Rashidun Caliphate, the first caliphate founded after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The concept of "Rightly Guided Caliphs" originated with the later Abbasid Caliphate based in Baghdad. It is a reference to the Sunni imperative "Hold firmly to my example (sunnah) and that of the Rightly Guided Caliphs" (Ibn Majah, Abu Dawood).[1] The implication of the term is that later caliphs were less "righteous" and so lesser examples of Muslim piety.

History

The first four Caliphs who ruled after the death of Muhammad are often described as the "Khulafāʾ Rāshidūn".

The Rashidun were either elected by a council (see the election of Uthman and Islamic democracy) or chosen based on the wishes of their predecessor. In the order of succession, the Rāshidūn were:

  1. Abu Bakr (632-634 CE).
  2. Umar ibn al-Khattab, (Umar І, 634-644 CE) – Umar is often spelled Omar in some Western scholarship.
  3. Uthman ibn Affan (644-656 CE) – Uthman is often spelled Othman (or even Osman) in some non-Arabic scholarship.
  4. Ali ibn Abi Talib (656-661 CE)

In addition to this, there are several views regarding additional rashidun. Hasan ibn Ali, the eldest grandson of Prophet Muhammad, briefly succeeded Ali ibn Abi Talib as caliph in 661 CE and is recognized by several Sunni historians as part of the Rashidun.[2] Hasan ibn Ali later abdicated his right to the caliphate in favour of Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan in order to end the potential for ruinous civil war.

Umar ibn Abdul Aziz (Umar ІІ), who was one of the Umayyad caliphs, is sometimes regarded as one of the Rashidun and is quoted by Taftazani. In the Ibadi tradition, only Abu Bakr and Umar are considered to be the Two Rightly Guided Caliphs. Suleiman the Magnificent and Abdul Hamid I of the Ottoman period are regarded by some to be amongst the rightly guided caliphs.

Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani includes the Khilāfah of the Bani Abbas (i.e., the Abbassids) in his enumeration.

Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr (Abdullah ibn Abi Qahafa) (Arabic: عبد الله بن أبي قحافةtranslit.: 'Abdullāh bin Abī Quhāfah, c. 573 CE unknown exact date 634/13 AH) was a senior companion (Sahabi) and the father-in-law of Muhammad. He ruled over the Rashidun Caliphate from 632-634 CE when he became the first Muslim Caliph following Muhammad's death.[3] As caliph, Abu Bakr succeeded to the political and administrative functions previously exercised by Muhammad, since the religious function and authority of prophethood ended with Muhammad's death according to Islam. Abu Bakr was called Al-Siddiq (The Truthful)[4] and was known by that title among later generations of Muslims. He prevented the recently converted Muslims from dispersing, kept the community united and consolidated Islamic grip on the region by containing the Ridda, while extending the Dar Al Islam all the way to the Red Sea.

Umar ibn al-Khattab

Umar (Arabic: عمر بن الخطابtranslit.: `Umar ibn al-Khattāb, c. 586–590 – 644[4]) c. 2 Nov. (Dhu al-Hijjah 26, 23 Hijri[5]) was a leading companion and adviser to Muhammad, and became the second Muslim caliph after Muhammad's death and ruled for 10 years.[6] He succeeded Abu Bakr on 23 August 634 as the second caliph, and played a significant role in Islam. Under Umar the Islamic empire expanded at an unprecedented rate ruling the whole Sassanid Persian Empire and more than two thirds of the Eastern Roman Empire.[7] His legislative abilities, his firm political and administrative control over a rapidly expanding empire and his brilliantly coordinated multi-prong attacks against the Sassanid Persian Empire that resulted in the conquest of the Persian empire in less than two years, marked his reputation as a great political and military leader. Among his conquests are Jerusalem, Damascus, and Egypt.[8] He was killed by a Persian captive.

Uthman ibn Affan

`Uthman ibn `Affan (Arabic: عثمان بن عفان‎) (c. 579 – 17 July 656) was one of the companions of Muhammad. Uthman was born into the Umayyad clan of Mecca, a powerful family of the Quraysh tribe. He became caliph at the age of 70. Under his leadership, the empire expanded into Fars (present-day Iran) in 650 and some areas of Khorasan (present-day Afghanistan) in 651, and the conquest of Armenia was begun in the 640s.[9] His rule ended when he was assassinated.

Uthman is perhaps best known for forming the committee which compiled the basic text of the Quran as it exists today, based on text that had been gathered separately on parchment, bones and rocks during the life time of Muhammad and also on a copy of the Quran that had been collated by Abu Bakr and left with Muhammad's widow after Abu Bakr's death. The committee members were also reciters of the Quran and had memorised the entire text during the lifetime of Muhammad. This work was undertaken due to the vast expansion of Islam under Uthman's rule, which encountered many different dialects and languages. This had led to variant readings of the Quran for those converts who were not familiar with the language. After clarifying any possible errors in pronunciation or dialects, Uthman sent copies of the sacred text to each of the Muslim cities and garrison towns, and destroyed variant texts.[citation needed]

Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ali was the cousin of the Holy Prophet and grew up in the same household as the Prophet. He was the second person after Khatija, the first wife of the Prophet, to accept Islam in Makkah. He was only 10 years old at the time of his conversion. At the age of 21, he married the Prophet's youngest daughter to Khatija, Fatima and became the son-in-law of the Prophet. He had three sons and two daughters with Fatima; Hassan, Hussain, Muhsin, Umme-kulsum and Zainab. Muhsin died in childhood.[citation needed] Ali was very learnt unlike many Muslims at the time and was a sincere companion of the Prophet. He was a scribe of the Holy Quran and kept a written copy of it. He memorized verses from the Quran as soon as they were revealed.[citation needed] During the Khilafat of Uthman, Umar and Abu Bakr, he was part of the Majlis-e-Shura and took care of Madina in their absence.[citation needed]

After the death of Uthman, Medina was in political chaos for a number of days. After 4 days, when the rebels who assassinated Uthman felt that it was necessary that a new Khalifa should be elected before they left Madina, Many of the companions approached Ali to take the role of caliph, which he refused to do initially.[citation needed] The rebels then offered Khalifat to Talha and Zabair who also refused. The ansars also declined their offer to choses a new Kahlifa. Thus, the rebels threatened to take drastic measures if a new Khalifa was not chosen within 24 hours. To resolve the issue, all Muslim leaders gathered at the mosque of the Prophet. They all agreed that the best person who fit all the qualities of a Caliph was Ali. Therefore, Ali was persuaded into taking the post. Talha and Zubair and some others then performed Bayyat at Hazrat Ali's hand followed by a general Bayyat on 25th Zil Hajj 656 AD.

After his appointment as caliph, Ali dismissed several provincial governors, some of whom were relatives of Uthman, and replaced them with trusted aides such as Malik al-Ashtar. Ali then transferred his capital from Medina to Kufa, the Muslim garrison city in what is now Iraq. The capital of the province of Syria, Damascus, was held by Muawiyah, the governor of Syria and a kinsman of Uthman, Ali's slain predecessor.[10]

His caliphate coincided with the First Fitna or civil war when Muslims were divided over who had the legitimate right to occupy the caliphate,[11] and which was ended, on the whole, by Muawiyah's assumption of the caliphate.

He was assassinated, and died on the 21st of Ramadan in the city of Kufa (Iraq) in 661 CE by Abdur Rehman ibn Muljim, a Kharijite who was later killed by Ali's son Imam Hassan (Muhammad's grandson) according to the will of Ali.[citation needed]

Military expansion

The Rashidun Caliphate greatly expanded Islam beyond Arabia, conquering all of Persia, besides Syria (637), Armenia (639) Egypt (639) and Cyprus (654).

Social policies

During his reign, Abu Bakr established the Bayt al-Mal (state treasury). Umar expanded the treasury and established a government building to administer the state finances.[12]

Upon conquest, in almost all cases, the caliphs were burdened with the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in return for the conquered nation's political loyalty.[13]

Civil activities

Civil welfare in Islam started in the form of the construction and purchase of wells. During the caliphate, the Muslims repaired many of the aging wells in the lands they conquered.[14]

In addition to wells, the Muslims built many tanks and canals. Many canals were purchased, and new ones constructed. While some canals were excluded for the use of monks (such as a spring purchased by Talhah), and the needy, most canals were open to general public use. Some canals were constructed between settlements, such as the Saad canal that provided water to Anbar, and the Abi Musa Canal to provide water to Basra.[15]

During a famine, Umar ibn al-Khattab ordered the construction of a canal in Egypt connecting the Nile with the sea. The purpose of the canal was to facilitate the transport of grain to Arabia through a sea-route, hitherto transported only by land. The canal was constructed within a year by 'Amr ibn al-'As, and Abdus Salam Nadiv writes that "Arabia was rid of famine for all the times to come."[16]

After four floods hit Mecca after Muhammad's death, Umar ordered the construction of two dams to protect the Kaaba. He also constructed a dam near Medina to protect its fountains from flooding.[13]

Settlements

The area of Basra was very sparsely populated when it was conquered by the Muslims. During the reign of Umar, the Muslim army found it a suitable place to construct a base. Later the area was settled and a mosque was erected.

Upon the conquest of Madyan, it was settled by Muslims. However, soon the environment was considered harsh, and Umar ordered the resettlement of the 40,000 settlers to Kufa. The new buildings were constructed from mud bricks instead of reeds, a material that was popular in the region, but caught fire easily.

During the conquest of Egypt the area of Fustat was used by the Muslim army as a base. Upon the conquest of Alexandria, the Muslims returned and settled in the same area. Initially the land was primarily used for pasture, but later buildings were constructed.[17]

Other already populated areas were greatly expanded. At Mosul, Arfaja al-Bariqi, at the command of Umar, constructed a fort, a few churches, a mosque and a locality for the Jewish population.[18]

Muslim views

The first four caliphs are particularly significant to modern intra-Islamic debates: for Sunni Muslims, they are models of righteous rule; for Shia Muslims, the first three of the four were usurpers. It is prudent to note here that accepted traditions of both Sunni and Shia Muslims detail disagreements and tensions between the four rightly guided caliphs.

Sunni perspectives

They are called so because they have been seen as model Muslim leaders by Sunni Muslims. This terminology came into a general use around the world, since Sunni Islam has been the dominant Islamic tradition, and for a long time it has been considered the most authoritative source of information about Islam in the Western world.

They were all close companions of Muhammad, and his relatives: the daughters of Abu Bakr and Umar were married to Muhammad, and three of Muhammad's daughters[citation needed] were married to Uthman and Ali. Likewise, their succession was not hereditary, something that would become the custom after them, beginning with the subsequent Umayyad Caliphate. Council decision or caliph's choice determined the successor originally.

Shia tradition

According to Shia Islam, the first caliph should have been Ali followed by the Shia Imams. Shia Muslims support this claim with the Hadith of the pond of Khumm. Another reason for this support for Ali as the first caliph is because he had the same relationship to Muhammad as Aaron (Hārūn) had to Moses (Mūsa). This is because of the Hadith or saying of the Prophet "You(ali) are to me as Harun was to Musa, except that there will be no prophet after me" (Agreed upn). Starting with Muhammad to Ali to the grandsons of Muhammad, Hasan ibn Ali and Hussein ibn Ali (Muhammad had no surviving sons of his own) and so on.

The Shia also argue that if all of these four caliphs were rightly guided, then there should not have been disagreements and differences between them with anything regarding religious jurisprudence and meanings.[citation needed]

The Shia also argue that if one follows Sunni thought that a Rashidun Caliph's laws and opinions are always correct, then when Abu Bakr goes against the sunnah of Muhammad he is still right (like usurping the caliphate and taking fadak). And when Umar does something that contradicts Abu Bakr and Muhammad's sunnah (i.e. institute tarawih, edit the adhan, ban hadiths of Muhammad, ban mut'ah which is in the Quran etc.) then Umar is to be followed. And when Uthman contradicts Muhammad's sunnah and his two predecessors (such as bringing Al-Hakam ibn Abi al-'As and Marwan ibn Hakam back and putting them in power, even though Muhammad exiled them) then Uthman is to be followed. Shias argue that since the last of the Sunni Rashidun Caliphs is Ali, they should follow him because he went against the ways of Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman, and strictly followed the sunnah of Muhammad.

Timeline

Note that a caliph's succession does not necessarily occur on the first day of the new year.

Ali Uthman ibn Affan Umar Abu Bakr

See also

Notes

  1. ^ admin@inter-islam.org. "Taraweeh: 8 or 20?". Inter-islam.org. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ "The Four Caliphs - SHAYKH AL ISLAM". Islam786.org. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  3. ^ Abu Bakr, from Encyclopædia Britannica
  4. ^ a b Juan Eduardo Campo, "Encyclopedia of Islam", Infobase Publishing, 2009
  5. ^ Ibn Kathir, "al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah", part 7.
  6. ^ Ahmed, Nazeer, Islam in Global History: From the Death of Prophet Muhammad to the First World War, American Institute of Islamic History and Cul, 2001, p. 34. ISBN 0-7388-5963-X.
  7. ^ Hourani, p. 23.
  8. ^ "The Caliphate". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  9. ^ Ochsenweld, William; Fisher, Sydney Nettleton (2004). The Middle East: a history (sixth ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-07-244233-6. 
  10. ^ Shi'a: 'Ali
  11. ^ Ref:
    • Lapidus (2002), p.47
    • Holt (1977a), pp. 70-72
    • Tabatabaei (1979), pp.50-57
  12. ^ Nadvi (2000), pg. 411
  13. ^ a b Nadvi (2000), pg. 408
  14. ^ Nadvi (2000), pg. 403-4
  15. ^ Nadvi (2000), pg. 405-6
  16. ^ Nadvi (2000), pg. 407-8
  17. ^ Nadvi (2000), pg. 416-7
  18. ^ Nadvi (2000), pg. 418

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