The Successors of the Messenger (S)
The Successors of the Messenger (S)
The Successors of the Messenger (S)
The Successors of the Messenger (S)
The Successors of the Messenger (S)
The Successors of the Messenger (S)

The Successors of the Messenger (S)

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In this special publication, all of those five compositions are presented in one volume, as one subject, dealing with biography and analysis of the four successors of the messenger: Hadhrat Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (RA), Hadhrat Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA), Hadhrat Uthman ibn Affan (RA) and Hadhrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA), in addition to the outstanding man, i.e. Hadhrat Umar Ibn Abd Al-Aziz, who was really worthy of carrying the name: The Fifth Successor (of the messenger) of The Fifth of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs.

This book contains five compositions:

Abu Bakr Has Come
Before Umar (Umar Ibn Al-Khattab)
Farewell Uthman
By The Sides of Ali
The Miracle of Islam: Umar Ibn Abd Al-Aziz


ISBN: 9782745147776
AUTHOR: Khalid Muhammad Khalid
TRANSLATOR: Muhammad Mahdi Al-Sharif
BINDING: Hardback
PAGES: 518
PUBLISHER: Dar al-Kotob al-Ilmiyah (Beirut, Lebanon)


Khalid Muhammad Khalid was a popular Egyptian writer on religious and political topics, and the author of more than thirty books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles. He received his theological degree from the faculty of shari˓a at al-Azhar University in 1947, and then gained a teaching certificate, also from al-Azhar. He taught Arabic language, and then worked in the Egyptian Ministry of Education and in the Ministry of Culture. He became a supervisor in the Department for the Publication of the Heritage.

His first book, From Here We Begin (Min huna nabda˒), published in 1950, was a forceful and controversial call for separation of religion from state, as well as for a democratic socialism, effective birth control, and furtherance of the rights of women. It was shortly translated into English, as was the Islamist response to it, Our Beginning in Wisdom, by his friend Muhammad al-Ghazali. These two books provide a good sample of the secularist-Islamist debate in Egypt at mid-century. Khalid expressed similar views in other passionately written books in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Later he wrote a number of books on Muhammad and other heroes of early Islam. In his book al-Dawla fi al-Islam (The State in Islam), published in 1981, he revised his earlier secularist position, stating that Islam does have civil principles that should be applied by the state, although it does not prescribe a "religious government." According to Khalid, parliamentary democracy is the contemporary application of the Islamic principle of shura (consultation).

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