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 Qibla of the World

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Ismaili Imams moved from the South Caspian regions to the relative safety of Anjudan, a village near the age-old Shi'i strongholds of Qumm and Kashan. The first Imam for whose connection to the ... More


A Prophet Emerging: Fetal Narratives in Islamic Literature

Daniel C. Peterson

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Stories about the antemortal existence, conception, gestation, and birth of the Prophet Muhammad, absent from the Qur’an, began to circulate in the decades after his death. They served a political ... More


Introduction: Theological Themes and Subdisciplines

John Renard

in Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255081
eISBN:
9780520948334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255081.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter introduces a book in which theological themes of Islam and Christianity are discussed. A fundamental question in Christian theological study of scripture concerns exactly what belongs in ... More


The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Seven, “The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ” details medieval Islam’s understanding of the Encircling Ocean from religious and cartographic perspectives, and follows the progression of the form’s ... More


For Sultans, Students, and Scholars

Joel Blecher

in Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295933
eISBN:
9780520968677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295933.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In Mamluk Cairo, the practice of hadith commentary came to be encyclopedic works composed as serial performances in the presence of students, patrons, and rivals that spanned several months and ... More


Wood and Stone

Ian Richard Netton

in Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The proto-miracles here are those associated with the wooden Ark of Gilgamesh and Noah (Nuh). In the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Qur’anic and Old Testament accounts of the Great Flood the Ark is a ... More


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