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Excursus: Arabic Treatises in Praise of the Sacred Months

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/9781474460965.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This excursus is a preliminary list of 18 Sunni and Shiʿi works dedicated to the merits of Rajab, or to those of the three sacred months (Rajab, Shaʿban and Ramadan), or to all meritorious times ... More


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

Daniella Talmon-Heller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Focusing on the construction of sanctity and its manifestations in individual devotions, formal ceremonies and communal rites, this book offers a fresh perspective on religious culture in the ... More


Rajab in Pre-Islamic Arabia and in Early Islam

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/9781474460965.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents Rajab as one of the three holy months of pre-Islamic Arabia. The taboo on manslaughter during Rajab allowed safe travel, fairs, and the performance of the pilgrimage known as ... More


Summary

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/9781474460965.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Beginning with the pre-Islamic Arabian notion that Rajab was one of three holy months, this chapter summarizes the historical evolution of the individual and public commemorative rites of Rajab. It ... More


Discretion and Publicity

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the frictions that exist between nongovernmental projects for promoting piety and those initiatives that are explicitly aligned with the interests of the state, paying specific ... More


The Politics of Veneration

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines one key question haunting modern Shiʻi hagiographies and its political implications: what qualifies a person as a friend of God or, better, what disqualifies him from achieving ... More


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