Islamic History, Part 8: The Caliphate of Abu Bakr (632-634)

Islamic History Series Muhammad’s death in 632 seems to have caught his followers by surprise, because the sources describe a period of effective chaos right after he died and I think this is one area in which the sources can be mostly trusted. Yes, the sources are late and unreliable, but if they were doctored… Continue reading Islamic History, Part 8: The Caliphate of Abu Bakr (632-634)