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Islamic Eschatology and Jesus as a Sign of the Hour

Zeki Saritoprak

in Islam's Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines Islamic eschatology by considering two theological issues: the knowledge of future events in Islam and whether or not the future is known by anyone other than God. The chapter ... More


Islam's Jesus

Zeki Saritoprak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049403
eISBN:
9780813050171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049403.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book aims to illuminate Islam's rich theological engagement with the figure of Jesus, which can lay the groundwork for Muslim-Christian dialogue. This book explores the importance of Jesus in ... More


Seeing God in Sufi Qur'an Commentaries: Crossings between This World and the Otherworld

Pieter Coppens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474435055
eISBN:
9781474449786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435055.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic hereafter is often imagined as a place of corporeal reward or punishment. But what is the place of this corporeal hereafter in the imagination of renunciant mystics who wish to completely ... More


The Awaited Mahdi in Contemporary Times

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the figure of the Mahdi, who in Islamic eschatology is the prophesied redeemer of Islam, ridding the entire world of all evil as a kind of Messiah for Muslims. The chapter ... More


Ascension and Ascendancy: Constructing the Prophet for Bengal

Ayesha A. Irani

in The Muhammad Avatāra: Salvation History, Translation, and the Making of Bengali Islam

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190089221
eISBN:
9780190089252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089221.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The NV’s narrative of the Prophet’s ascension is first situated in the context of the Perso-Turkic miʿrāj tradition, showing how it draws closely upon the Ibn ʿAbbās/Bakrī narrative tradition. This ... More


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