The Making Of The Last Prophet

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The Making Of The Last Prophet

Author : Muḥammad Ibn Isḥāq
ISBN : UOM:39015019374365
Genre : Religion
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An examination of the reshaping and retelling of the biblical past to form the image of Muhammad as the Through a translation of the reconstructed Arabic text, the sources, form and uses of the eighth century biography are examined for the ways in which attitudes toward Muhammad were shaped in early Islam. The work particularly underscores the interplay of Jewish, Christian and other Near Eastern religious ideals in the formation of Islam's notions of prophethood. Acidic paper. Paper edition, $17.95 (unseen). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Religion

Muhammad Is Not The Father Of Any Of Your Men

Author : David Powers
ISBN : 9780812221497
Genre : Religion
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The Islamic claim to supersede Judaism and Christianity is embodied in the theological assertion that the office of prophecy is hereditary but that the line of descent ends with Muhammad, who is the seal, or last, of the prophets. While Muhammad had no natural sons who reached the age of maturity, he is said to have adopted a man named Zayd, and mutual rights of inheritance were created between the two. Zayd b. Muhammad, also known as the Beloved of the Messenger of God, was the first adult male to become a Muslim and the only Muslim apart from Muhammad to be named in the Qur'an. But if prophecy is hereditary and Muhammad has a son, David Powers argues, then he might not be the Last Prophet. Conversely, if he is the Last Prophet, he cannot have a son. In Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men, Powers contends that a series of radical moves were made in the first two centuries of Islamic history to ensure Muhammad's position as the Last Prophet. He focuses on narrative accounts of Muhammad's repudiation of Zayd, of his marriage to Zayd's former wife, and of Zayd's martyrdom in battle against the Byzantines. Powers argues that theological imperatives drove changes in the historical record and led to the abolition or reform of key legal institutions. In what is likely to be the most controversial aspect of his book, he offers compelling physical evidence that the text of the Qur'an itself was altered.
Category: Religion

A Prophet Has Appeared

Author : Stephen J. Shoemaker
ISBN : 9780520299603
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"The first anthology to compile the most significant non-Islamic sources for understanding the rise of Islam. Early Islam has emerged as a lively site of historical investigation, and scholars have challenged the traditions of both Islam and its academic study by drawing attention to the wealth of non-Islamic sources that describe its rise. A Prophet Has Appeared brings this approach to the classroom. The collection provides students with carefully selected, introduced, and annotated materials from non-Islamic records dating to the early years of Islam, which students and scholars can read alongside the Qur'an and later Islamic materials. Applying historical-critical analysis, the volume aims to place these invaluable sources on more equal footing with the much later Islamic narratives about Muhammad and the formation of his new religious movement. The sourcebook includes new English translations of twenty different authors or sources. Initially written in many languages-not just Greek and Latin, but Syriac, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, and Arabic-these texts span a broad geographic expanse from England to Egypt and Iran. Ideal for the classroom and personal library, readers will gain the tools to meaningfully approach a new, burgeoning area of Islamic studies"--

Constructing Identities

Author : Antonio Medina-Rivera
ISBN : UCLA:L0106026537
Genre : Acculturation
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The basic concern of border studies is to examine and analyze interactions that occur when two groups come into contact with one another. Acculturation and globalization are at the heart of border studies, and cultural studies scholars try to describe the possible interactions in terms of conflicts and resolutions that become the result of those possible encounters. The present book is a peer-reviewed selection of papers presented during the IV Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University held in October, 2011, and it is a follow-up to our discussion on border studies. The main focus of this volume is historical, [inter]national, gender and racial borders, and the implications that all of them have in the construction of an identity.
Category: Acculturation

Ccar Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006024991
Genre : Reform Judaism
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Category: Reform Judaism

No God But God

Author : A. Christian Van Gorder
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111885286
Genre : Religion
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Helps clear the way to a fruitful dialogue between Christians and Muslims by addressing several questions that are usually grounds for misunderstandings between the two.
Category: Religion

Academic American Encyclopedia

Author :
ISBN : UOM:49015003030971
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Minaret

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ISBN : WISC:89081201824
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

The American Historical Association S Guide To Historical Literature

Author : American Historical Association
ISBN : UOM:39015032275250
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains nearly 2,000 annotated citations (primarily English language works) divided into forth-eight sections ; citations refer chiefly to works published between 1961 and 1992.
Category: Literary Criticism

Secluded Scholars

Author : Gail Minault
ISBN : UOM:39076002206279
Genre : History
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This volume gives a detailed account of the individuals, organizations, and institutions that were influential in India in the promotion of education for Muslim girls in the colonial period.
Category: History

Islamic Culture

Author : Marmaduke William Pickthall
ISBN : UOM:39015062028009
Genre : Civilization, Islamic
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Category: Civilization, Islamic

A Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

Author : Studies in Jewish Civilization
ISBN : UOM:39015054396000
Genre : History
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"A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey" examines how the promised land of Israel has been seen and interpreted differently over the course of Jewish history by those who call it home and by the many other individuals and cultures it has affected. The first glimpse of the promised land was God's description to Moses of "a land flowing with milk and honey." Since that time, the land has been more than a geographical or political entity. Visions of Israel have proliferated—uniting, dividing, and inspiring individuals and societies for thousands of years. The fourteen contributors to this volume draw upon a variety of scholarly disciplines to consider how and why Israel has been interpreted in so many different ways. Topics include the transplanting of the idea of Zion to a sacred mountain in New Zealand; the roles of archaeology and cartography in shaping perceptions of Israel; the understanding of classical Islamic followers; the multiple meanings of "milk and honey"; the vision of noted engraver and photographer E. M. Lilien; how the land inspired two German-born Jewish women poets; the current meaning of Israel to its political right; the distinct visions of Israeli sculptors and of artist Hermann Struck; images of Israel that appear in Egyptian films; the perceptions of first-time American Jewish tourists to Israel; old stereographic photo tours of the land; and the perspectives of British millenarian missionaries in nineteenth-century Palestine.
Category: History