Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures (Hardback)
  • Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures (Hardback)

Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 21/12/2005
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

From references to animals in the Qu'ran to modern-day websites on Islamic vegetarianism, Richard C. Foltz presents the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts the key ethical questions facing Muslims today. Modern advances in science and technology and the increasing prevalence of techniques such as bioengineering and factory farming have forced many religions to reassess their traditional notions of animal rights and, as Foltz demonstrates, Muslims are increasingly asking their tradition to respond to such issues. Scholarly yet accessible, this is an original and informative contribution to Islamic studies, and will be essential reading for anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, with an interest in the significance of religion and culture for the contemporary animal rights debate.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851683970

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?

Review us on Trustpilot