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Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Simon Stjernholm and Elisabeth Özdalga (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467476
eISBN:
9781474491204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Preaching has been central to Muslim communities throughout the centuries. The liturgical Friday sermon, the khuṭba, is a prime example, although other genres that are less commonly known also serve ... More


The Framework of Islamic Rhetoric: The Ritual of the KhuṬba and its Origin

Jan Retsö

in Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467476
eISBN:
9781474491204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Friday sermon in the mosque (which is not explicitly referred to in the Qur’an) has a structure that has been practiced at least since the beginning of the 8th century. Several scholars have ... More


The Khuṭba Scene in Arab Religious Films and TV Dramas

Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen

in Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467476
eISBN:
9781474491204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

An imam delivering a khutba is a standard scene in Arab films and tv-serials. It can, however, convey different intended meanings, depending not only on the words pronounced, but also on the camera’s ... More


Discourses on Marriage, Religious Identity and Gender in Medieval and Contemporary Islamic Preaching: Continuities and Adaptations

Linda G. Jones

in Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467476
eISBN:
9781474491204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Because homiletics has been associated with marriage since the origins of Islam, analysing sermons on marriage from different historical periods allows us to identify continuities within the ... More


Foreign Affairs

Paul E. Walker

in Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Abbasid al-Qadir's matter had become urgent, even critical, and yet he himself possessed no real army. Historians claim that al-Hakim had offered no more than 30 thousand. In any case, Qirwash ... More


Modes of Utilizing Qur'anic Inscriptions on Cairene Mamluk Religious Monuments

Dina Montasser

in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lekegian's photographs of the interior of Qalawun's mausoleum show that at the end of the nineteenth century there was a single wide wooden frieze, divided horizontally into three bands, running ... More


Khālid Ibn Ṣafwān: An Orator at the Umayyad and Abbasid Courts

Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

in In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Despite the esteem in which the history of the oratorical tradition in Arabic has been held, it has been difficult to study because of a lack of reliable source material from the first century of ... More


Crisis in Cairo: From Sultan to Sultan-Queen

D. Fairchild Ruggles

in Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-Queen Shajar al-Durr

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190873202
eISBN:
9780190873233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873202.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

When Sultan Salih died while overseeing the battle against the Franks of the Seventh Crusade, Egypt suddenly became vulnerable to attack by the Franks and the Ayyubid princes ruling neighboring ... More


Islam as a Language of Popular Politics

Abhishek Kaicker

in The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190070670
eISBN:
9780190070700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070670.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Asian History

By the 1720s, disorderly gatherings and protests appeared to have become an integral part of urban life in Delhi. This chapter shows how such tumults of the city marked acts of everyday political ... More


The Shoemakers’ Riot and the Limits of Popular Politics

Abhishek Kaicker

in The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190070670
eISBN:
9780190070700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070670.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Asian History

In 1729, a minor clash between a group of Muslim shoemakers and a Hindu jeweler in the streets of the city spiraled into an extraordinary urban tumult that led to fierce fighting and much bloodshed ... More


Books and Their Genre

Frank Griffel

in The Formation of Post-Classical Philosophy in Islam

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190886325
eISBN:
9780190886356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886325.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Beginning with an analysis of al-Ghazali’s Doctrines of the Philosophers (Maqasid al-falasifa), this chapter reconstructs the development of books in the genre of hikma during the sixth/twelfth ... More


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