Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answered 3 years ago
I can recommend reading about it in Wilferd Madelung's The Succession to Muhammad [s]. This gives a brilliant breakdown of the mechanics of what happened and the motives of various personalities who brought it about.
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