And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety Studies in Religion

The University of North Carolina Press - By using poetic texts and artistic expressions and by examining daily Muslim religious practices, Schimmel shows us the gentler side of Islamic religious culture, providing a much-needed understanding of religion as it is experienced and practiced in the Islamic world. This is the first book in English to deal with all aspects of the veneration of the Prophet Muhammad.

Schimmel discusses aspects of his life, miracles, and heavenly journey, marriage, birth, all of which became subjects for religious devotions. Using original sources in the various Islamic languages, Annemarie Schimmel explains the central place of Muhammad in Muslim life, mystical thought, and poetry.

And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety Studies in Religion - She sees the veneration of Muhammad as having many parallels in other major religions. In order to understand Muslim piety it is necessary to take into account the long history of the veneration of Muhammad. It is an expanded version of schimmel's Und Muhammad Ist Sein Prophet, originally published in German in 1981.

The university of North Carolina Press. The important role of the prophet Muhammad in the everyday lives of Muslims is usually overlooked by Western scholars and has consequently never been understood by the Western world.





Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman Galaxy Books

Oxford University Press - A short account of the life and achievements of one of the great figures of history, this volume also serves as an excellent introduction to one of the world's major religions. Oxford university Press USA.





Milestones

Islamic Book Service - Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. The author speaks about the unique quranic generation, the nature of the Quranic method, the characteristics of Islamic society, jihad in the cause of God, and a Muslim s nationality and his belief among other things.





Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

Inner Traditions - Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophet’s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author’s death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources - Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet’s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. Oxford university Press USA.

A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet • includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states • Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, comprehensive, presented in authoritative language • Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005 Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet.





Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World Foundations of Islam

Oneworld Publications - Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Complete with a glossary, scholars, hadith: An Introduction is perfectly suited to students, and helpful diagrams, extensive bibliography, and the general reader interested in this critical element of Islam. However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, past and present, Islamic scholars, have been faced with complex questions of historical authenticity.

Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World Foundations of Islam - Informative and accessible, this wide-ranging introduction provides a detailed exploration of the collection and criticism of hadith and examines the controversy surrounding its role in modern Islam. Used book in Good Condition. Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of islamic law does not come from the Qur'an but rather from hadith, first-hand reports of the prophet Muhammad's words and deeds, passed from generation to generation.





The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture

Reaktion Books - The capstone to the career of annemarie schimmel, whom the new york Times called “one of the 20th century’s most influential scholars of Islam, ” The Empire of the Great Mughals is a fascinating portrait of an exquisitely rich and refined civilization. Used book in Good Condition. She pays particular attention to the remarkable accomplishments and techniques of artists at the Mughal court—including the Taj Mahal, the most impressive demonstration of the Mughal rulers’ refined sense of beauty.

In the empire of the great mughals, the incredible unfolding of the empire’s power and splendor, historian Annemarie Schimmel describes the political, military, and economic rise of the Mughals, and the empire’s gradual collapse at the hands of the British. Beginning with a concise historical overview, the life of women, languages, and the various religions, Schimmel paints a detailed picture of daily life in the empire: the role of rank in this strictly hierarchical society, and styles of literature of the era.

The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Long viewed as an exotic wonderland of unimaginable treasures, the Mughal Empire 1526–1857 was, in reality, the mightiest Islamic empire in the history of India. Oxford university Press USA.





The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad

Riverhead Books - Riverhead Books. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Muhammad’s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited—and remade.

Hazleton’s account follows the arc of Muhammad’s rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown, from insignificance to lasting significance. The first muslim illuminates not only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy. In the first muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life.

The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad - Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, religion, politics, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. How did a child shunted to the margins end up revolutionizing his world? how did a merchant come to challenge the established order with a new vision of social justice? How did the pariah hounded out of Mecca turn exile into a new and victorious beginning? How did the outsider become the ultimate insider? Impeccably researched and thrillingly readable, Hazleton’s narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nonviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim.

Lesley hazleton's new book,  Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, is out now from Riverhead Books.





Islam: An Introduction

SUNY Press - Riverhead Books. State university of New York Press. A comprehensive introduction to Islam. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.





Islam: The Straight Path

Oxford University Press - Used book in Good Condition. John L. Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path, Fourth Edition, provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions. Used book in Good Condition. State university of New York Press. Oxford university Press USA. It is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam, comparative religions, and Middle Eastern history and culture.

New to the fourth edition: * a revised chapter 5, "religion and politics, " provides more focused and up-to-date coverage of Osama bin Laden's influence and the continued growth of extremism; the relationship of Islam to violence; the meaning of jihad and the origins of a global jihad ideology; the role of suicide bombing; and the influence of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi Islam.

An updated chapter 6, " covers muslim responses to new social and political contexts and presents the diverse and competing positions--from traditionalist to modernist--of contemporary Muslim leaders on issues of religious authority, Shariah, "The Struggle for Islam in the 21st Century, violence, women's rights, and terrorism.

Islam: The Straight Path - More extensive treatment of early islam in chapters 1 and 2* an enhanced art program featuring twenty-one photos and three maps* A new appendix that includes an extensive timeline of key events in the history of Islam* A FREE 6-month subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online www. Oxfordislamicstudies.

Com, edited by John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. Esposito.





Mystical Dimensions of Islam

The University of North Carolina Press - Ernst comments on the continuing vitality of Schimmel's book and the advances in the study of Sufism that have occurred since the work first appeared. Oxford university Press USA. State university of New York Press. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century.

Mystical Dimensions of Islam - Schimmel's sensitivity and deep understanding of sufism--its origins, and historical context--as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, draw readers into the mood, the vision, development, and the way of the Sufi. Used book in Good Condition. Riverhead Books. Used book in Good Condition.

Used book in Good Condition. Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. In the foreword, distinguished Islam scholar Carl W.





My Soul is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam

Continuum - Schimmel is critical of those--especially Western feminists--who take Islam to task without taking the time to comprehend the cultures, language, and traditions of the many societies in which Islam is the majority religion. Shattering stereotypes, Schimmel reconstructs an important but little-known chapter of Islamic spirituality.

An internationally acclaimed scholar, who has dedicated more than fifty years of her life to understanding the Islamic world. Annemarie schimmel examines a much-misunderstood feature of Islam: the role of women. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

My Soul is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam - Oxford university Press USA. With copius examples, the feminine language of the mystical tradition, she shows the clear equality of women and meni nthe conception of the Prophet Muhammad, the Quran, and the role of holy mothers and unmarried women as manifestations of God. This work is studded with luminous texts from Arabic, and particularly Indo-Muslim cultures, Persian, Turkish, which reveal how physical love can give expression to the highest forms of mysticism.

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