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Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Reuven Firestone

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While there is no evidence to date that the indigenous inhabitants of Arabia knew of holy war prior to Islam, holy war ideas and behaviors appear already among Muslims during the first generation. ... More


Studying the Qur'an in the Muslim Academy

Majid Daneshgar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190067540
eISBN:
9780190067571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067540.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book sheds light on how the study of Islam in the Muslim lands become an exercise in politics and pious apologetics. It also displays the way modern critical historical approach to the Qurʾān is ... More


Prophethood and the Value of Divine Guidance

Hussein Ali Abdulsater

in Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404402
eISBN:
9781474434898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404402.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter studies the notion of prophethood as the pinnacle of human perfection. Prophets being also Imams, the theoretical aspects the two roles have in common will be omitted from analysis. In ... More


Senses of Self: Niʾmat Sidqi's Theology of Motherhood

Ellen Anne McLarney

in Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158488
eISBN:
9781400866441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158488.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores Niʿmat Sidqi's literary and social vision of Islam through her writings. It looks at all her works but focuses mainly on Muʿjizat al-Qurʾan (Miracle of the Qurʾan) published in ... More


Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Carol Bakhos and Michael Cook (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This volume has its origin in a conference held in honour of a scholar who made a major contribution to the study of the Qurʾan, Patricia Crone. Five of its eight chapters are accordingly devoted to ... More


Classical Sufi Approaches to Scripture

Peter Awn

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Historians of religion often equate scripture in Islam solely with the Qurʾān. But if scripture is understood to include those texts for which a claim of divine inspiration is made by the Muslim ... More


Ibn al-ʿArabī's Hermeneutics of Mercy

William C. Chittick

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the writings of Andalusian sage Ibn al-ʿArabī, which combined the intuitive, mystical perspective of Sufism with the rational analysis of the experts in Kalam, in ... More


Introduction

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is a study of the origins of the concept and application of warring defined now as “holy war” in the earliest period of Islamic history. It examines questions such as when and under what ... More


The Qurʾān: The Traditional Reading and Its Inherent Weakness

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the canonical Islamic reading of the Qurʾān on the origin of holy war based on early commentaries (tafāsīr) and early historical and analytical studies. It examines a field of ... More


The Qurʾān on War: A New Reading

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter offers a new reading based on a different method of analysis. Rather than categorizing verses according to where they fit in the traditional “evolutionary theory” of warring in the ... More


Introduction

Carol Bakhos and Michael Cook

in Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198748496
eISBN:
9780191811081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748496.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Introduction describes the way in which the volume originated and briefly surveys the chapters contained in it. Four chapters (by Joseph Witztum, Patricia Crone, Gerald Hawting, and Michael Cook) ... More


The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More


The Qurʾān in the Muslim Academy: What Should Be Censored?

Majid Daneshgar

in Studying the Qur'an in the Muslim Academy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190067540
eISBN:
9780190067571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067540.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers the ways in which Western Islamic studies in general, and Western Qurʾanic studies in particular written by different scholars, including John Burton, Joseph G. Schacht, ... More


Reading the Qurʾān on Jihād: Two Early Exegetical Texts

Andrew Rippin

in Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748694235
eISBN:
9781474412292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694235.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Understanding the character of early jihād has been the focus of much scholarly effort. The relationship between those fighting and the political power of the caliph, the notion of the obligation and ... More


Drums, Banners and Baraka: Symbols of Authority during the First Century of Marīnid Rule, 1250–1350*

Amira K. Bennison

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores how the Marīnid sultans expressed their authority to their subjects, especially those living beyond Fes, their capital city, during their first century of rule. The construction ... More


: Islam, the Qurʾan School, and the Africans

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book explores one of the institutions most responsible for the transmission of the Qurʾan and its embodiment in lived ... More


Education, Embodiment, and Epistemology

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the philosophy of knowledge behind Qurʾan schooling. It crafts a detailed historical ethnography of the institution in Senegambia in the ... More


The Book in Chains Slavery and Revolution in Senegambia, 1770–1890

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the problem of the enslavement of huffāẓ (keepers) of the Qurʾan in Senegambia from the 1770s to the onset of French colonial rule in the 1880s. With clerics understood as ... More


Bodies Of Knowledge: Schooling, Sufism, and Social Change in Colonial Senegal, 1890–1945

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter expands on these themes of slavery, social justice, and Islamic knowledge as expressed in struggles over access to Qurʾan schooling in Senegal from the 1890s to the 1940s, the heyday of ... More


Disembodied Knowledge?: “Reform” and Epistemology in Senegal, 1945–Present

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter resumes the narrative in the period of decolonization after World War II and follows it through Senegalese independence in 1959 and up to the present. The quarantine of Islam Noir had ... More


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