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Muslim devotional and pious practices

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the actions of the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practices. In the first case, the muhtasib assigned jurists to the markets of Cairo to teach merchants ... More


The Adhan, the Miʾdhana and the Ṣawmaʿa

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the purported function of the minaret – namely, the call to prayer – and the places where that function was performed in early Islamic times. The call to prayer was initially ... More


Ritual as a Source of Conflict

Robert Langer, Thomas Quartier, Udo Simon, Jan Snoek, and Gerard Wiegers

in Ritual, Media, and Conflict

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735235
eISBN:
9780199895175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735235.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assembles four cases and asks: under what conditions do publicly mediatized rituals and ritualized practices become a source of conflict? In the first case, the authors show that when ... More


The Minaret

Jonathan M. Bloom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Tracing its origins and development, this book reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to ... More


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