Heavenly Journeys, Earthly Concerns: The Legacy of the Mi'raj in the Formation of Islam [NOOK Book]

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This book examines how an elite group of traditionists, historians and theologians shaped Muslims' perceptions of their prophet, their community and their behavior by retelling and interpreting the story of Muhammad's ascent to heaven (the mi'raj).
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Heavenly Journeys, Earthly Concerns: The Legacy of the Mi'raj in the Formation of Islam

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Overview

This book examines how an elite group of traditionists, historians and theologians shaped Muslims' perceptions of their prophet, their community and their behavior by retelling and interpreting the story of Muhammad's ascent to heaven (the mi'raj).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135885236
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Religion in History, Society and Culture
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,254,034
  • File size: 268 KB

Meet the Author

Brooke Olson Vuckovic is currently Vice President of Course Development at Cardean University. Prior to joining Cardean, she was manageing director of Writing Unlimited, a writing consulting group. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where she taught in the Divinity School, the College, and the Graduate School of Business.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Constructing the prophet of God : confirmation and initiation in the Mi'raj 17
Ch. 2 The Mi'raj and the early Muslims' communal and confessional identity 41
Ch. 3 Communal reaction : trials, betrayal, and true belief 75
Ch. 4 The formation of communal morality : the moral concerns of the medieval elite 97
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