An examination of the lives of the rightly-guided Caliphs; different aspects of their lives before Islam, after conversion to Islam and during their respective caliphates; the key achievements during their caliphates; and refuting the doubts and allegations raised about them. The course is designed to provide evidence-based knowledge, with a focus on proofs from the Quran, Sunnah and authentic sources of history to enable students to distinguish between acceptable and fabricated narrations on the Caliphs’ history. (2 credit hours)
About the Instructor(s)
Ph.D. student [Islamic Civilizations Studies (ICIVS) at Emory University]
M.A. Islamic Studies (University of Chicago)
M.A. Islamic Studies (Islamic University of Minnesota)
B.A. in Islamic Studies (Islamic University of Minnesota)
B.A. Linguistics (St. Cloud State University).