Tarikh al-Ridda: Gleaned from al-Iktifa of al-Balansi by Khurshid Ahmad Fariq


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good. 1970s. Indian Institute of Islamic Studies. Arabic.

Before the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the growing power of Islam in the Arabian peninsula was challenged by a number of tribal chiefs in Nadj and Yemen. And by the time tbe first Caliph, Abu Bakr, took over, after the death of the Prophet, the die-hard pre-Islamic tribal loyalties were asserted again in a widespread rebellion.

Based on al-Iktifa, an old manuscript, Tarikh al-Ridda narrates the important military events that ushered in a new historical force and changed the course of civilisation in Hellenistic Syria, Iraq, and then Egypt.