Muhammad and the Formation of Sacrifice by Gerd Marie AdnaMuhammad and the Formation of Sacrifice by Gerd Marie Adna

Muhammad and the Formation of Sacrifice

byGerd Marie Adna

Paperback | June 23, 2014

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Islam has a festival of sacrifice, id al-adha, which is celebrated each year in the month of pilgrimage. Simultaneous to the celebration and the sacrificial ritual in Mecca, during hajj, sheep, camels and cows are slaughtered all over the Muslim world. The story about how Abraham nearly sacrificed his son, Ishaq or Isma’il (Q 37), is important. Also other parts of the Qur’an contribute to the understanding of the id al-adha. Further, texts from the first 500 years after hijra contribute to a new comprehension of the theology of sacrifice in Islam. In this monograph insights from the wider field of religious and anthropological studies (esp. R.A. Rappaport) are applied to the source texts about sacrifices and rituals in pre-Islam and Islam.
Gerd Marie Ådna is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger (Norway). Her research interests include early Islam and ritual studies as well as contemporary Islam with emphasis on migration and family issues. She is an expert in Christian-Muslim dialogue in Norway and Europe.
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Title:Muhammad and the Formation of SacrificeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:June 23, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631629958

ISBN - 13:9783631629956

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Contents: Sacrifice – Early Islamic History – Pilgrimage – Mecca – Mina – Adam – Abraham – Isaac – Ishmael – Abd al-Muttalib – Muhammad – Rituals – Religious Studies – Festivals – Islamic Theology – The Qur’an – Ibn Ishaq – Malik ibn Anas – Al-Waqidi – Al-Tabari – Al-Shahrastani – Roy A. Rappaport.