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Textual Sources for the Study of Islam (Textual Sources for the Study of Religion) Paperback – October 15, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0226720630 ISBN-10: 0226720632 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Textual Sources for the Study of Religion
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (October 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226720632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226720630
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Rippin is professor of religious studies at the University of Calgary. Jan Knappert was senior fellow in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. John R. Hinnells is professor of comparative religion in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is the author of Handbook of Living Religions and editor of the Penguin Dictionary of Religions.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By William Garrison Jr. VINE VOICE on May 31, 2005
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"Textual Sources for the Study of Islam" ed. by Andrew Rippin & Jan Knappert. Univ. of Chicago Press edition in 1990, (Originally published by Manchester Univ. Press in 1986) [Also published: Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble in 1986 and 1987], medium-size paperback, 209 pgs. A rather informative paperback regarding the Quran, Mohammad, & Islam. Briefly, as it reviews the Quran, it cuts out all of the holy preamble blessings and summarizes the contents. It also provides reprints of short selections from early Islamic theologians. Chapter 1: Introduction: Ritual, Law, Theology, Sectarian movements, Islam interpretations. Chapter 2: Scripture, its value and interpretation; Commentaries on the Quran (al-Tabari, Sulayman, al-Kathir, al-Rummani). Chapter 3: Religious history: the story of Creation, Abraham, Muhammad; Chapter 4: Ritual practice: ritual prayr, Swahili prayer-songs, Masnum al-duaayn, Burda of al-Busiri, Nawawi on proper etiquette in reading the Quran. Chapter 5: Baghdadi on law in practice and the variation between the schools of law; Ghazzali on birth control, Abu Bakr Effendi on the alms tax; al-Marghinani on divorce. Chapter 6: Theology: The Letter of al-Hasan al-Basri on free will and predestination; the creed of Ibn Qudama; a popular theological statement. Chapter 7: Sectarian movements: Shiism, Ismailis; Bahais; Mirza Ghulam Ahmad on the surces of knowedge and revelation. Chapter 8: Mysticism: Ibn Hanbal, Ibn 'Ata' on surah 1; Legends of Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani; Sufi prayers; Javanese mysticism; Al-Nasafi on the mystic quest. Chapter 9: Modern World: Sayyid Ahmad Khan on Islam and science; Sayyid Qutb for 'This Religion of Islam', Mawlana Mawdudi on birth control; Imam Kumayni's Iran. There are also Arabic/English translations of the simpler one-line salutations or prayers.Read more ›
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