A Reader on Classical Islam by F. E. Peters

By F. E. Peters

Peters during this e-book provides an outline of Islam in keeping with Islamic resources. He describes the faith, ideals and ideas. He presents quotations from Islamic thinkers. occasionally he contains his perspectives. He doesn't separate if the resources are trustworthy or not.Areas coated, start of Prophet(SA), enlargement of Islam, Islamic sciences, islamic thinkers, Islamic Theology, Hadith technological know-how, Sufism.There are definitely a few statements which are disputed by way of others however it isn't really Newton's Physics in order that all get a similar effects. i wouldn't take the ebook as an absolute resource e-book yet relatively as a refernce element to assist to make up ones brain and visit the referenced assets at once. ebook has significant references for comparability or see the quotations in content material. it isn't written from the purpose of a Sufi who has trust in Islam yet relatively as a Theology.

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As to what was on the table, it is correct to say that there was (some kind of) food on it. It could have been fish and bread, or it could have been fruit from Paradise. There is no advantage in knowing exactly what it was, nor is there any harm in not knowing, as long as the conclusions drawn from the verse correspond with the external wording of the revelation. (Tabari, Commentary, ad. ) One fairly consistent Muslim interpretation of the miracle of the Table was to associate it with the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, here told in Matthew’s version.

These are the doubts and diYculties which beset the assertions of the Jews. Those, however, which attach to the schemes of the Christians are even more numerous and conspicuous. For even if the Jews granted to them that the coming of the Messiah would take place seventy “weeks of years” (Dan. 9:24) after the vision of Daniel, we must remark that the appearance of Jesus the son of Mary did not take place at that time. The reason is this: The Jews agree to fix the interval between the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and the era of Alexander at 1,000 complete years.

Each one of the Apostles who was thus sent out was made able to speak the language of those to whom Jesus sent him. (Tha‹alibi, Stories of the Prophets) [jeffery 1962: 594–595] t h e p a s t, s a c r e d a n d p r o f a n e 35 12. Mecca in the Era of Ignorance According to the traditional accounts preserved by the historian Tabari and the Meccan chronicler Azraqi, Abraham and Ishmael were the first to govern the district of the Ka‹ba, then apparently an isolated building in an uninhabited area. It [that is, the Ka‹ba] had not had any custodians since its destruction in the time of Noah.

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