Martyrdom in Islam
Cambridge University Press, 15 Ιαν 2007 - 206 σελίδες
In recent times Islamic martyrdom has become associated with suicide missions conducted by extremists. However, as David Cook demonstrates, this type of martyrdom is very different from the classical definition which condemned suicide and stipulated that anyone who died a believer could be considered a martyr. Ideas about martyrdom have evolved to suit prevailing circumstances, and it is the evolution of these interpretations that Cook charts in this fascinating history. The book covers the earliest sources on martyrdom including those from the Jewish and Christian traditions, discussions about what constituted martyrdom, and differences in attitudes between Sunnis and Shi'ites. A concluding section discusses martyrdom in today's radical environment. There is no other book which considers the topic so systematically, and which draws so widely on the literary sources. This will be essential reading for students of Islamic history, and for those looking for an informed account of this controversial topic.
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Martyrs in religions
Martyrdom in the genesis of Islam
Legal definitions boundaries and rewards of the martyr
Sunni Shiite and Sufi martyrdom
warriors and missionaries in medieval Islam
Martyrs of love and epic heroes
Patterns of prognostication narrative and expiation
Abbasid Abdallah Abu Adam Abu Muslim Africa Ahmad al-Din al-Hallaj al-Husayn al-Isfahani al-Tamimi Allah Antar Arab assassination Badr battle Battle of Badr Battle of Uhud believers blood Byzantine caliph century Chapter Christian cited classical conquests contemporary converted death died dynasty early enemy epics example expiation faith fighters fighting hadith Hamza heaven Hindus historical holy houris Husayn Ibid Ibn al-Nahhas Ibn Hanbal Ibrahim India infidel Iran Ja'far Jesus jihad jihad literature Kabir Khalili Kharijites Khubayb killed Kitab large number Layla Majnun martyrdom narratives martyrdom operations martyrologies martyrs martyrs of love Meccan Medina Mu'adh Muhammad Muslim community Muslim martyrs Muslim world non-Muslims Palestinian paradise period poetry prominent Prophet Muhammad Prophet Muhammad's family Qur'an Qutb radical Islam radical Muslims region religious Sahih Sayyid scholars shahid Shi'ism Shi'ite Siti Jenar story suffering Sufi Sufism suicide attacks Sunni Sunni Islam ta'ziya themes tradition trans Umar Umayyad usually Uthman verse women
Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life
Περιορισμένη προεπισκόπηση - 2008