'Uthman ibn 'Affan

Pages: 176
Subject: Religion: Islam, Middle East, History
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

'Uthman ibn 'Affan

Legend or Liability?

Heather N. Keaney

The life and legacy of the controversial caliph who consolidated the text of the Qur'an and expanded the borders of Islam
Hardback
9781786076977 (18 Feb 2021)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (d. 656) was an early convert to Islam and the third successor to the Prophet Muhammad. As caliph, he established the first Islamic navy, consolidated the text of the Qur'an, and expanded the Arab empire. His opponents, however, accused him of being corrupt and questioned his legitimacy.

After twelve years, ‘Uthman's troubled caliphate ended in revolt. His death at the hands of rebels led to civil war and contributed to the eventual split between Sunni and Shi'i Islam. In this volume, Heather Keaney examines the life of ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan and his legacy in the Muslim world today.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam, Middle East, History
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 176
Imprint Oneworld Academic

 

About the Author

Heather Keaney is Associate Professor of History at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She teaches, researches and writes on various religio-political debates in the medieval and modern Middle East. She is the author of Medieval Islamic Historiography.