A Reader On Classical Islam

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A Reader on Classical Islam

To enable the reader to shape, or perhaps reshape, an understanding of the Islamic tradition, F. E. Peters skillfully combines extensive passages from Islamic texts with a fascinating commentary of his own. In so doing, he presents a substantial body of literary evidence that will enable the reader to grasp the bases of Muslim faith and, more, to get some sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic religious culture as a whole. The voices recorded here are those of Muslims engaged in discourse with their God and with each other--historians, lawyers, mystics, and theologians, from the earliest Companions of the Prophet Muhammad down to Ibn Rushd or "Averroes" (d. 1198), al-Nawawi (d. 1278), and Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406). These religious seekers lived in what has been called the "classical" period in the development of Islam, the era when the exemplary works of law and spirituality were written, texts of such universally acknowledged importance that subsequent generations of Muslims gratefully understood themselves as heirs to an enormously broad and rich legacy of meditation on God's Word.

Specifications of A Reader on Classical Islam

GENERAL
AuthorF. E. Peters
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition (US) First Printing
ISBN-100691000409
ISBN-139780691000404
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number Of Pages440
Publication Date1993-12-27
DIMENSIONS
Height9.21 inch.
Length6.14 inch.
Width0.97 inch.
Weight1.2 pounds.

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