[Reading] ➯ A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is ➷ John McHugo – Tanitiyor.us

[Reading] ➯ A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is  ➷ John McHugo – Tanitiyor.us
  • Hardcover
  • 347 pages
  • A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is
  • John McHugo
  • English
  • 12 May 2017

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is In This Richly Layered And Engrossing Account, John McHugo Reveals How The Great Divide In Islam Occurred Charting The Story Of Islam From The Lifetime Of The Prophet Muhammad To The Present Day, He Describes The Conflicts That Raged Over The Succession To The Prophet, How Sunnism And Shi Ism Evolved As Different Sects During The Abbasid Caliphate, And How The Rivalry Between The Empires Of The Sunni Ottomans And Shi I Safavids Contrived To Ensure That The Split Would Continue Into Modern Times Now Its Full, Destructive Force Has Been Brought Out By The Struggle Between Saudi Arabia And Iran For The Soul Of The Muslim World.Definitive And Insightful, A Concise History Of Sunnis And Shi Is Is An Essential Guide To Understanding The Genesis, Development And Manipulation Of The Greatest Schism That Has Come To Define Islam And The Muslim World.

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10 thoughts on “A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is

  1. says:

    In an ever growing time of both local and global confusion and sometimes plain ignorance, we as a race are fixated with labelling ourselves and those around us This even happens within groups we perceive to be unshakeable John McHugo takes an incredibly close look at the Sunni Shi i divide and how that came to be after the Prophet Muhammad s pbuh untimely demise.This book condenses 1400 years worth of history, battles, relationships and numerous power struggles with ease and clarity It s written in a way that though the layers are deep and heavy, it s very much comprehensible a no mean feat But be warned your to research list grows rapidly with every page you turn.McHugo tackles this book with relevant information that is succinctly packed to educate and inform so as to better understand the wider issue at hand He surmises the complexities the four caliphs, Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali, encountered when tasked with leading the Muslim population in both a spiritual and political fashion These four very different periods and narratives led me to feel like I was reading one huge epic McHugo s concise and careful research really shows in his style of writing he summarises large chunks of time and character descriptions into wordy albeit accessible paragraphs.The detail with which McHugo explores the spread of Islam across the world, numerous rebellions over time, and the vested interests resp...

  2. says:

    Islam appears deceptively homogeneous to non Muslims The many sects and doctrinesthriving in it are not easily discernible to outsiders, yet for their proponents they constitute all that s worth in life Newspapers trumpet about the Shia Sunni divide and how it rends the fabric of entire societies in Yemen, Syria and Iraq Both are followers of Prophet Muhammad and essentially believe in the unity of God How they separated and what drives them to diverge ideologically is a profound question which this book answers to a substantial amount A simplistic narrative is taking hold in the West which envisages the Sunnis and Shias as engaged in a perpetual state of religious war that has lasted across centuries Nothing can be further from the truth The recent spurt in sectarian violence is in fact caused by political problems that need a contemporary political solution rather than from ideology or dogma An analysis of the strife clearly shows that violence has grown only since the year 1979 and shifted to top gear after 2003 Both these dates are significant for the impact it made in Middle Eastern politics, and...

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