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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


Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories

Jawid Mojaddedi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195369236
eISBN:
9780199933471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Despite Rumi’s (d. 1273) recent emergence as a best-selling poet in the English-speaking world, fundamental questions about his teachings, such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to the wider ... More


The Sultan and the Sultanate

Hüseyin Yılmaz

in Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the innovative panoply of views on the nature of political authority, and visions of the sultanate as its form of embodiment. Virtually every author writing on rulership felt it ... More


The Development of Mormon Priesthood

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter charts the emergence of Mormon priesthood through Smith’s restoration scripture and describes the institutional priesthood that defined Smith as the president of the high priesthood and ... More


Friendship with God in Relation to Prophethood

Jawid Mojaddedi

in Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195369236
eISBN:
9780199933471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369236.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines Rumi’s comparisons of Friends of God with Prophets, between whom he made few distinctions, with even fewer implications about their relative status. His teachings are first ... More


Jesus as God’s Messenger in the Qur’an

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/9780813049403.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 describes Jesus's place as one of the five major prophets and messengers of God in Islam. It examines the nature of prophethood in Islam including the requirements for being a prophet, the ... More


Were there Prophets in the Jahiliyya?

Gerald Hawting

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/9780198748496.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the evidence that there were individuals other than Muhammad who proclaimed themselves prophets in Arabia in the seventh century. Regarding the Ridda prophets, they are ... More


Maryam, Mother of `Isa: “Chosen … Over the Women of All Peoples”

Robert C. Gregg

in Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190231491
eISBN:
9780190231521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231491.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The only woman named in the Qur’an, Maryam’s importance in Islamic tradition and piety is great. Interpreters’ expansions of qur’anic themes chastise Jewish denigrations of her, and vehemently ... More


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