First Muslims: History and Memory

ISBN: 9781851684977
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A fresh look at the origins and development of Islam, this is a fascinating reconstruction of the era of the first three generations of Muslims. Using a wealth of classical Arabic sources, it chronicles the lives of the Prophet Muhammad, his Companions, and the subsequent two generations of Muslims, together known as the "the Pious Forebears". Examining the adoption in contemporary times of these early Muslims as legitimizing figureheads for a variety of causes, both religious and political, Afsaruddin tries to establish where their sympathies really lay. Essential reading for anyone interested in the inception of the Islam, this important book will captivate the general reader and student alike.

"Well-researched and measured. An eloquent and cogent explanation of the historical roots and meanings of many key concepts relevant to today's discussion of contemporary Islam, including the role of jihad in the Islamic tradition. Her book should be required reading for any Muslim or non-Muslim who mistakenly believes the faith is immutable." - Washington Post

"Well-researched and measured. An eloquent and cogent explanation of the historical roots and meanings of many key concepts relevant to today's discussion of contemporary Islam, including the role of jihad in the Islamic tradition. Her book should be required reading for any Muslim or non-Muslim who mistakenly believes the faith is immutable." - Washington Post

"A nuanced and erudite portrait of early Muslim lives and ideas. This is a rich and much-needed text. Its range of scholarship, balanced statements and acute sense of the past and the present makes it required reading for both specialists and non-specialists." - The Times Higher Educational Supplement

"A thoughtful, critically informed reading of Islam's early history from a modernist perspective." - Choice

"This attractive and readable book", "Afsaruddin has a clear argument, and her passion and commitment to the modernist position shine through" - Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies

Detalii
Autor AFSARUDDIN, Asma
An apariţie 2007
Editura Oneworld
Nr pagini 272
Dimensiuni 22.8 x 15 cm
Format Trade Paperback
Etichete: afsaruddin asma
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