HA Webinar: Ibn al-Zubayr and the early development of Islam

Event Type: CPD

Takes Place: 27th April 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Online

Description: Ibn al-Zubayr is remembered as the first child to be born to the Muslim community in Medina after Muhammad the Prophet of Islam moved there from Mecca in 622. His father, al-Zubayr, was a prominent Companion of the Prophet and active in the events that convulsed the early Muslim polity between 656 and 661. Between about 681 and 692, Ibn al-Zubayr, in Mecca, led resistance to the Umayyad caliphs in Syria and claimed the caliphate for himself. He received much support and at one time ruled most of the lands in the Middle East that had fallen to the Arab Muslim conquerors. Eventually, the Umayyads reasserted their power and in 692 Ibn al-Zubayr was killed in an Umayyad attack on Mecca. In recent years, scholars have become more aware of the importance of Ibn al-Zubayr for the development of Islam as a religion and a state. That will be the topic of this webinar.

How to book: Booking online via the Eventbrite link below.

Price: Free and exclusive to HA members

Email: events@history.org.uk

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142099819385

Lecturer: Gerald Hawting

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