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Spiritual Training: The Way to Mystical Knowledge

Rüdiger Seesemann

in The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The subject of this chapter is tarbiya, “spiritual training.” Departing from an examination of relevant Sufi and Tijani writings, including al-Lamati's Ibriz, Ali Harazim's Jawahir al-ma'ani, and Ibn ... More


Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Syed Akbar Hyder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In 680 C.E., a small band of the Prophet Muhammad’s family and their followers, led by his grandson, Husain, rose up in a rebellion against the ruling caliph, Yazid. The family and its supporters, ... More


 When Women Recite: “Music” and Islamic Immigrant Experience

Regula Burckhardt Qureshi

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

By focusing on the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (milad) by South Asian Muslim women in Edmonton, Canada, this chapter refocuses the usual consideration of Islam as public and ... More


Bearers of the Words: Muhammad and Mary as Feminist Exemplars

Jerusha Tanner Lamptey

in Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190653378
eISBN:
9780190653408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653378.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines extant theological views of Prophet Muhammad as an exemplar, noting tensions between humanization and idealization, and introducing Islamic feminist interventions related to ... 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


Reflections on the Evolution of the Prophet’s Biographies in the East and West

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/9781474437073.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores the concept of history of early Muslim historians and their attitude towards the Prophet’s biography (Sira). It discusses how evolving tastes and values affected their ... More


Genealogical Prestige and Marriage Strategy among the Ahl al-Bayt: The Case of the al-Sadr Family in Recent Times

Raffaele Mauriello

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how genealogy may be used for writing about the past by focusing on the family of the Prophet Muhammad and the evidence that genealogies provide regarding marriage alliances and ... More


Preserving the Prophet’s Legacy

Ebrahim Moosa

in What Is a Madrasa?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines why madrasa scholars attach a high premium to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Hadith studies are at the heart of contemporary South Asian madrasas. Hadith is the source ... More


Introduction

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A considerable number of medieval non-Isma'ili literary works, as well as documentary, epigraphic, artistic and archaeological sources, shed light on most aspects relating to the history of the ... More


A Description of the Surrounding Environs of Dar-ul Khilafa Shahjahanabad, AND THE INSCRIPTIONS [ON] THE BUILDINGS OF OLD DELHI

Mirza Sangin Beg

in Delhi in Transition, 1821 and Beyond: Mirza Sangin Beg's Sair-ul Manazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477739
eISBN:
9780199090907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477739.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Finally, Mirza Sangin Beg tackles a huge assemblage of eclectic human exertions in the environs, centred around areas of trade and commerce, piety, landscaped spaces, cemeteries, and natural ... More


Introduction

Moncef Ben Abdeljelil

in Islam: Between Message and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the message of Islam through two phenomena: the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad. It discusses the specificities of Islam by highlighting the function of religion as a means of ... More


Introduction

Syed Akbar Hyder

in Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In 680 CE, Husain b. Ali, the younger grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was martyred on the plains of Karbala, Iraq. The martyrdom of this scion of the Prophet’s lineage, who was slain together with ... More


The Hadith and Jesus’s Eschatological Descent

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/9780813049403.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 focuses on the Hadith and Islamic historical literatures that expound upon Jesus's eschatological descent. To do this, the author first explains the importance of the Hadith in Islamic ... More


Islam: Between Message and History

Abdelmadjid Charfi and David Bond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book could easily be called ‘A Guide for the Modern Muslim’. The author spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of ... More


God's Strong Women: Female & Feminine in Shiʿi Sainthood

Karen G. Ruffle

in Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle.7
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter takes the example of two women of the Prophet Muhammad's household, his daughter, Fatimah al-Zahra, and his granddaughter, Zainab. Shi'i women and men particularly revere these figures ... More


Protecting the Prophet: Understanding Muslim Reactions to the Danish Cartoon Controversy

in Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In 2005, a Danish newspaper published twelve cartoons, most of them explicitly portraying the Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims, of course, were greatly offended by these cartoons. It took several ... More


A New Prophetology for Bengal: Purāṇa-Korān Salvation History

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/9780190089221.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Saiyad Sultān’s narratological innovation of a Hindu prehistory to the traditional Islamic prophets is examined in this chapter. Saiyad Sultān reconstitutes Islamic prophetology to include Hindu ... More


Keeping the Prophet's Family Alive: Profile of a Genealogical Discipline

Kazuo Morimoto

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the discipline specialising in the genealogy of sayyids and sharīfs, developed by the Family of the Prophet Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt) from the mid- to the latter half of the ... More


Women Exemplars for an Emerging Polity

Celene Ibrahim

in Women and Gender in the Qur'an

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190063818
eISBN:
9780190063849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190063818.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Theology

This chapter analyzes how female figures relate to events in the nascent Muslim polity—in its emerging theological discourses, its normative social practices, and its encounters with other ... More


The Place That Didn’t Belong in Brownsville

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Shuiab Abdur Raheem was a Sunni Muslim who lived and worked as a night clerk at the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York. Although he was active in terms of participating in Muslim practices ... More


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