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Prophet's Establishing A State & His Succession By M. Hamidullah
[Ai#1724 3F2 PB 172pp Adam Publishers, State, Islam, First Written Constitution, Administration]

The Prophet's Establishing a State and His Succession
By Muhammad Hamidullah
Paperback 172 Pages
Publisher : Adam Publishers, India

About The Book

This book is a study of how the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) founded a state, how he governed it and how its continuity, through succession, was assured.


  • Foreword (iii)
  • Preface (v)
  • I. The Quranic Conception of the State. 1
  • II. Conception of State in Islam. 17
  • III. The First Written Constitution in the World. 42
  • IV. Translation of the Text of the Constitution. 65
  • V. The Prophet as a Statesman and His Treatment of Non-Muslim Subjects, and Its Fruits. 75
  • VI. Budgeting and Taxation in the Time of theProphet 79
  • VII Financial Administration in the Muslim State 93
  • VIII Constitutional Problems m Early Islam 104
  • IX l400th Anniversary of the War of Banu an Nadir. 134
  • X. The Teleguided Battles of Jamal and Siffin. 137
  • XI.The Episode of the Project of a Written-Testament by the Prophet on His Death-Bed. 155

It was by virtue of being the messenger of Allah, that the Prophet Muhammad commanded his community; and the law which he promulgated and left to posterity was equally of Divine inspiration. For his successors, the sovereignty of Allah continued to exist as a reality, in the sphere of their competence; therein they were the successors of the Prophet of God.

The tradition created by the Prophet himself is responsible for the fact that the head of the Muslim State should not be above the law. History shows that the caliphs could always be cited, even by humblest of the subjects, also by non-Muslims, to appear before the courts of the country, from the time of Abu-Bakr (the first caliph) this rule will apply to the true Islamic state

About The Author

Professor Dr Muhammad Hamidullah widely known across the Islamic world, in the Indian subcontinent and in Europe and North America for his seminal and outstanding contributions to the advancement of Islamic learning and to the dissemination of Islamic teachings in the Western world.

Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah was born in 1908 (Feb 19, 1908 / 16 Muharram 1326) and he obtained several degrees in Theology and Law from Osmania University in the state of Hyderabad Deccan (India). He also studied in Germany and France where he received his PhD degrees (he had more than one PhD) in International Law. He was a law professor in his native city. He then settled in France but later moved to the United States in 1996. The professor never married. He had been taken care of by the grand-daughter of his brother.

His book, Introduction to Islam, was translated into at least a dozen languages and it became so popular that it is used as a textbook in Russia as well as other countries. His book, The Muslim Conduct of State, was a groundbreaking work in Muslim International Law. A series of his lectures, delivered at Bhawalpur, Pakistan, were translated into English, under the title of Emergence of Islam and it is also very popular among his other original works.

Dr. Hamidullah passed away on Dec 17, 2002, in Jacksonville, FL in his sleep after praying Fajr at the home of his host sister Sadida who is his brother's granddaughter. He was 94 years old. His funeral prayers were led by a Turkish-American scholar Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakci, Imam Islamic Association of North Texas.


'O ye who believe! obey Allah, and obey the messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination.
{TM Qur'an An-Nisa 4:59}

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