Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    David Cook

Title   Martyrdom in Islam (Themes in Islamic History: 4)

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Brand New

Edition   First Edition

Size   228 x 152 Mm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Cambridge University Press 2007

ISBN    0521615518 / 9780521615518

Seller ID   018579

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. A rigorous but accessible study of Muslim martyrdom Discusses suicide missions and martyrdom operations within their classical and contemporary contexts Combines a historical perspective with legal, doctrinal and literary approaches Contents Preface; 1. Martyrs in religion; 2. Martyrdom in the genesis of Islam; 3. Legal definitions, boundaries and rewards of the martyr; 4. Sectarian Islam: Sunni, Shi`ite and Sufi martyrdom; 5. Martyrs: warriors and missionaries in Medieval Islam; 6. Martyrs of love and epic heroes; 7. Patterns of prognostication, narrative and expiation; 8. Martyrdom in contemporary radical Islam; 9. Conclusions; Glossary; Chronology; Appendices; Bibliography. Printed Pages: 220.

Islam

Price = 24.99 USD


Books of related interest
Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)
Saurabh Dube and Anupama Rao (eds)
20.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Law and Society
M.M. Khan
35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Philosophy
Mohd Mazhar
133.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Wisdom and Holy Quran
M.R. Khan
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Wisdom and Morality
M.R. Khan
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Wisdom and Philosophy
M.R. Khan
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Wisdom and Prophet
M.R. Khan
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Wisdom and Religious Thoughts
M.R. Khan
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Islamic Wisdom on Allah
M.R. Khan
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Judicial System in Islam
M.I. Navaid
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Law and Justice in Islam
M.I. Navaid
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Legal System in Islam
M.I. Navaid
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie