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The Prophet

Julian Johansen

in Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt: The Battle for Islamic Tradition

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267577
eISBN:
9780191683305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muslims look to the Prophet Muṭammad as the supreme example of human dignity, temperance, fortitude, and wisdom. Broadly speaking, there are two conflicting views to consider in this chapter. The ... More


Graves and Shrines in Medieval Islam: From Pre-Islamic Times to Ibn Taymiyya’s Legacy

Ondřej Beránek and Pavel Ťupek

in The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides an overview of the broader context within which debates regarding graves, funeral architecture and ziyāra have taken place. The early Islamic interdictions against certain ... More


Ibn Taymiyya’s Commentary on the Creed of al-Ḥallāj

Yahya Michot

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ibn Taymiyya, was a Damascene theologian portrayed as an extremist, with many radical positions attached to his name. In the domain of politics, he was unjustly regarded as the spiritual ancestor of ... More


Ibn Taymiyya Against the Greek Logicians

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240433
eISBN:
9780191680175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240433.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book offers a translation of Ibn Taymiyya's Against the Greek Logicians. The introduction of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world left an indelible mark on Islamic intellectual history. ... More


Innovation (Bidʿa)

Mustapha Sheikh

in Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790761
eISBN:
9780191833250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the principal concern of the Majālis, namely the discussion of innovations (bidʿa) in ritual worship. Al-Āqḥiṣārī cites some of the most famous texts penned on the subject ... More


Excursus: Ibn Taymiyya on the Veneration of the Head of al-Husayn

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ibn Taymiyya, a well known critic of saint and tomb veneration, devoted several fatwas and polemical treatises to disparage the cult of the head of al-Husayn and the sacredness of his shrines in ... More


Ibn Taymiyya's Theological Ethics

Sophia Vasalou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199397839
eISBN:
9780199397853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397839.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Among the topics that played a foundational role in classical Islamic debates about value, two stand out: What makes actions good, and how do human beings know it? In the Islamic milieu, different ... More


Authority by Association: Consensus vs. Ignorance in al-Suyūṭī’s Legal Opinion on Logic

Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez

in The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti: Authority and Legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198805939
eISBN:
9780191843846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805939.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In another controversial fatwa, al-Suyūṭī claims to represent a consensus of scholars opposed to the study of Greek logic on the grounds that it can lead to philosophical speculation of a heretical ... More


The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction and Idolatry

Ondrej Beránek and Pavel Tupek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417570
eISBN:
9781474444774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417570.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In various parts of the Islamic world over the past decades, virulent attacks have targeted Islamic funeral and sacral architecture. Rather than being random acts of vandalism, these are associated ... More


Excursus: The Founding of an Islamic Rajab Under Fatimid RuleLunar Calendar

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Addressing the pre-Islamic custom of the Arabs to use intercalation for adjusting their lunar calendar to the solar annual cycle, the Qurʾan and the Prophet's farewell sermon are said to forbid the ... More


The Shrine in Cairo under the Sunni Ayyubids and Mamluks

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The re-Sunnification of Cairo, initiated by Saladin after the overthrow of the Fatimids in 1171, did not impede the veneration of the Husayni shrine and mosque. It ceased to constitute a source of ... More


Conclusion

Mustapha Sheikh

in Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790761
eISBN:
9780191833250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The final chapter sets out the central findings of the study, delineates the centrality of al-Āqḥiṣārī’s writing for our understanding of the Ottoman revivalist movement and suggests avenues for ... More


Genealogical Socialization

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui

in Salafism Goes Global: From the Gulf to the French Banlieues

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190062460
eISBN:
9780190062491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062460.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Genealogical socialization is the process by which the actor acquires an identity derived from appropriating a different heritage and which determines a concept of the world and of life that will ... More


Final Comments: Spacial and Temporal Sanctity

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter shifts from the 'microscopic' to the 'macroscopic' perspective, to make several observations on medieval Islamic constructions of the 'sacred'. It demonstrates similarities between the ... More


Growing in Love and Truth with Muslims

Thomas Michel

in Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243198
eISBN:
9780823243235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For a man who had never met a Muslim until he was twenty-eight, Michel’s life as a priest was characterised by more than forty years spent mainly amongst them. The seminal turning points of the ... More


The Development of Salafism in Britain

Anabel Inge

in The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190611675
eISBN:
9780190611705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611675.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the historical origins of Salafism—covering the scholars Ibn Hanbal, Ibn Taymiyya, and Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab—before examining how it spread to the United Kingdom through ... More


Ottoman Puritanism and its Discontents: Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari and the Qadizadelis

Mustapha Sheikh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790761
eISBN:
9780191833250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790761.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book is about the emergence of a new activist Sufism in the Muslim world from the sixteenth century onwards, which emphasised personal responsibility for putting God’s guidance into practice. It ... More


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