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Early Islam between myth and history

Suleiman Ali Mourad

Early Islam between myth and history

Al-Hasan al-Basri (d. 110H/7.28CE) and the formation on his legacy in classical Islamic scholarship

by Suleiman Ali Mourad

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Published by Brill in Leiden .
Written in English


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Statementby Suleiman Ali Mourad.
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LC ClassificationsBP
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 338 p. ;
Number of Pages338
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Open LibraryOL22721578M
ISBN 109004148299

The man appointed to plot out the city plan for this ideal city was a Jew, the celebrated physician and astrologer Mashallah, This Jewish scientist calculated that the day of the historic groundbreaking should be July 30, The goods they traded included slaves, spices, and other luxury items. People who are sheltering the murderers was a reference to Ali and his followers. The medieval Muslim historian who reports this fact dryly comments "that this claim [to prophecy] should have been raised by diem in favor of a weaver is strange indeed! The second part 'Muhammad is the Messenger of God' was added later.

This brought the best out of Abu Bakr who beat all records as he took all his money and household articles and heaped them at the Prophet's feet. It is striking, then, that garment work, with its derogatory implications, was associated widely with Jews in the first centuries of Islam. Muslim historians interested in world history often began their works with mythological tales; Central Asian traditions were added in Iran during the Il-Khanid period — ce. The Prophet was subjected to harassment and abuse. Muhammad lives only two years after the peaceful reconciliation with Mecca.

It was written down decades after his death at a time when his followers were already killing each other for control and the faith. The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers, and that Christians saying that Christ is the son of God is an imitation of Jews, who earlier had said that Ezra is the son of God. The Muslims achieved a definite advance beyond previous historical writing in the sociology — sociological understanding of history and the systematisation of historiography. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE. Converts to Islam, some of whom were slaves, had to suffer all kinds of persecution, including brutal torture and murder, at the hands of the enemies of the new religion in Mecca.


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Early Islam between myth and history by Suleiman Ali Mourad Download PDF Ebook

You are the top man amongst he Muhajirun. A bishop said of the Arabs," Not only do they not oppose Christianity, but they praise our faith, honour the priests and saints of our Lord, and give aid to the churches and monasteries.

Hagarism for criticized for outright rejection of Islamic sources, and called 'Anti-Arabian'. These led to more serious encounters, during which Muslims were not always the aggressors. The central event of Islam is death and resurrection.

But the following year the Meccans break a truce, provoking the Muslims to march on the city. Sources Early Islam between myth and history book that the Meccans neither had ships, nor the timber to make them and only a small port.

The Arabic phrase means 'successor of the Messenger of Early Islam between myth and history book. It was written down decades after his death at a time when his followers were already killing each other for control and the faith. No writers even during the first decades of the Arab conquests mentioned any Mohammed or any Koran.

Reviled Occupations By the tenth century, the Jewish community had become a "religious democracy," with wealthy classes caring for the poor through efficient social services, as Goitein has shown from Geniza documents. The Qur'anic monotheists were members of the community, along with some pious members of other Abrahamic monotheisms i.

Apart from accusations of heresy for their stand on the Trinity and some chiding for their conviction that theirs is the true religion, the Quran declares that Christians are people of compassion and mercy, that they will be able to enter paradise, and even that they are nearest in love to the Muslim believers.

So the Believers tried to conquer as much land as possible, so as to be able to hand over authority on Earth to God. Let all of us recall the words of the Qur'an. Islam went far beyond Christianity in its total systematic ethnic and cultural genocide of its captive peoples through its religiously codified system of rape, polygamy, slavery, and monetary extortion known as the Jizyah or poll tax: "Fight those who believe not in God nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by God and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book i.

Then a sharp boundary was drawn between the Muslims and other communities. Oral disputation continued to be used in theology for centuries, and most theological writings reproduce or imitate that form. In his Kitab fi Tahqiq ma l'il-Hind Researches on Indiahe did not record political and military history in any detail, but wrote more on India 's culturalscientificsocial and religious history.

A Christian woman was not allowed to marry a Christian man, although the Quran does allow marriage of a Muslim man to a Christian woman.Jan 01,  · What makes Suleiman Ali Mourad’s Early Islam between Myth and History so interesting and valuable is the attention it pays to the murky space of [the] uncertain knowledge we have of the formative period of Islam.

His detailed and systematic approach to uncovering errors, contradictions, biases, deceptions, and omissions in the work of medieval and modern scholars provides a model for Cited by: 7.

Myth and History

Ch. 1 Who Were the Jews? Problems in Profiling the Jewish Community under Early Islam 17 Ch. 2 The Jewish Messiahs of Early Islam between myth and history book Islam 47 Ch. 3 Shi'ite and Jew between History and Myth 93 Ch.

4 Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion in the Islamicate Renaissance Ch. 5 Origins and Angels: Popular and Esoteric Literature in Jewish-Muslim Author: Steven M.

Wasserstrom. Ina book named Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World was written by historians Patricia Crone and Michael Cook. The main theses was that the Islamic sources are not believable. So we must construct the history of Early Islam on the basis of a small story written by some Armenian guy after Muhammad's lifetime.I'm posting the answer that I gave to a similar question: * The Pdf of Islam (3 volumes) by Marshall G.S.

Hodgson - an incredibly detailed and fascinating set of 3 books. The first book is quite heavy on language and academic material, a.The Myth of Early Islam.

by Lewis Loflin. Download pdf Tom Holland is a Cambridge historian and political leftist. He points out in his banned British documentary and his book Shadow of the Sword that our basic understanding of Islam is a myth.

There were never any desert warriors that poured out of Arabia with Koran in one hand and sword in another.Dec 01,  · Early Islam Ebook Myth And History: Al-hasan Al-basri (D.

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