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By Amyn B. Sajoo

ISBN-10: 1848851936

ISBN-13: 9781848851931

What precisely is the Qur'an? How does this striking record -- actually ""recitation"" -- relate to the existence and occasions of the Prophet Muhammad? And why did the faith of the Prophet, which got here to be known as ""Islam"" (or submission to God's will), on the middle of which lies the Qur'an, provide delivery to a legacy so richly varied in religion, legislations and civilization? This immaculately researched, yet while completely obtainable, ebook bargains a trip into the whole variety of expertise -- earlier and current, secular and sacred -- of the peoples and cultures that proportion in Islamic culture. the quantity examines a large variety of subject matters and issues. Poets, towns and the structure of mosques are as a lot part of its exploration because the position of technology in trust, methods of analyzing scripture, the connection of girls to the religion and the emergence of a ""digital community"" of believers. within the aftermath of September 11, the so-called ""war on terror"" and a brand new worldwide geopolitics outlined through response and reaction to the perils of fundamentalism and extremism, it truly is important to appreciate -- throughout all its frontiers -- what Islam is ready and what Muslims believe. A significant other to the Muslim World includes an enticing and coherent test by way of uncommon students to contibute in the direction of that important strategy of comprehension.

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And because neither ethnicity nor culture nor race nor kinship had any significance to Muhammad, the umma, unlike a traditional tribe, had an almost unlimited capacity for growth through conversion. The point is that one can refer to Muhammad’s community in Yathrib as the umma, but only insofar as that term is understood to designate what the Orientalist explorer Bertram Thomas has called a ‘super-tribe’, or what the historian Marshall Hodgson more accurately describes as a ‘neo-tribe’, that is, a radically new kind of social organisation but one that was still based on the traditional Arab tribal model.

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Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. Cambridge, 2004. Rahman, Fazlur. Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition. Chicago, 1982. Rippin, Andrew, ed. The Islamic World. London, 2008. Safi, Omid, ed. Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism. Oxford, 2003. , ed. Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination. London, 2008. Taji-Farouki, Suha and Bashir Nafi, ed. Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Century. London, 2004. IBT021 - A Companion to the Mulism World 10/6/09 16:41 Page 25 2 The Prophet’s City Reza Aslan I In the evening, the sun in the desert is a glowing white orb set low in the sky.

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