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Miraculous Food

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the representation of food in hagiographic narratives in order to illuminate the function of miracles in Sufi contexts. Food is the most common arena for Sufi masters' ... More


Character and Lifestyle

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190226831
eISBN:
9780190226855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter draws attention to pervasive imbalances in consumption and wastage of food, and the resulting obesity and health problems. Then follows a review of the Qur’an and hadith, and a selection ... More


The Food of the Damned

David M. Freidenreich

in Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199945399
eISBN:
9780199980796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In chapter 11, David M. Freidenreich argues that medieval Muslim legal and theological discussions concerning non-Muslims—even in those cases where scholars promote an inclusivist vision—typically ... More


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