The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam - Culture and Civilization in the Middle East (Paperback)
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The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam - Culture and Civilization in the Middle East (Paperback)

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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 07/09/2009
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In the medieval period, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (the mawlid) was celebrated in popular narratives and ceremonies that expressed the religious agendas and aspirations of ordinary Muslims, including women.

This book examines the Mawlid from its origins to the present day and provides a new insight into how an aspect of everyday Islamic piety has been transformed by modernity. The book gives a window into the religious lives of medieval Muslim women, rather than focusing on the limitations that were placed on them and shows how medieval popular Islam was coherent and meaningful, not just a set of deviations from scholarly norms.

Concise in both historical and textual analysis, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of contemporary Muslim devotional practices and will be of great interest to postgraduate students and researchers of Islam, religious studies and medieval studies.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415551878
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm

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