When Power and Piety Collide
A Critical Analysis of Early Caliphate in Islam, Understanding the Present by Knowing the Past
Islamic Educational Center of Orange County 3194-B Airport Loop Drive Costa Mesa, California 92626 U.S.A. Telephone: (714) 432-0060 www.iecoc.org email@example.com First U.S. Edition 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9711538-0-6 Book Layout and Design by the Islamic Publishing House [www.iph.ca] Sponsored by Ahlul Bayt Society – www.12imams.org Printed in Canada by Friesens Corporation - www.friesens.com
An in-depth study and analysis of the early Islamic history and caliphate and personalities of the first three caliphs based on Sunni sources in order to understand the difference between Shi’a and Sunni schools of thought.