For sites about the earliest period of the history of Islam, from 570 to 660 CE; covers the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs. At the end of this period, Islam split into Shia, and Sunni; until today, the major divisions within the faith. This period also saw the formation of the first sect, the Kharijites.

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Islamic History from 570 to 1000
Excerpts from "A Chronolgy of Islamic History: 570-1000 CE" by H.U. Rahman, covering the period to Abu Bakr's military expedition to Syria and Palestine in 633.
Medieval Sourcebook: Accounts of The Arab Conquest of Egypt, 642
A Coptic account from "The History of The Patriarchs of Alexandria", and an Arab account from Al-Baladhuri's "The Conquest of Alexandria".
Medieval Sourcebook: Pact of Umar, 7th Century
Supposed to have been the peace accord offered by the Caliph Umar to the Christians of Syria; it formed the pattern of later management of the status of non-Muslims.
Restatement of History of Islam and Muslims
An online book by Sayed Ali Asgher Razwy presents the Shia interpretation of early Islam, from 570 to 661 CE, as a movement launched by the Prophet Muhammad, consummated with the support of his vicegerent 'Ali ibn Abi Talib.
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