Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature by Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin

By Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin

This definitive sourcebook provides greater than sixty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated via 3 top experts, Classical Islam gains 8 thematically-linked sections protecting the Qur'ān and its interpretation, the lifetime of Muhammad, hadīth, legislation, theology, mysticism and Islamic heritage. the hot variation has been elevated to hide a fuller diversity of fabric illustrating the expansion of Islamic idea from its seventh-century origins via to the tip of the medieval interval. It comprises illustrations, a word list, broad bibliography and explanatory prefaces for every textual content. Classical Islam is a vital source for the learn of early and medieval Islam and its legacy.

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Ab¥ Bakr al-Íidd•q said, ‘You are telling the truth, chosen one of God. ’ Ab¥ Jahl, the evil one, said, ‘You have described it nicely. However, I do not want a report of heaven from you, but rather a description of the sacred house. ’ The prophet bowed his head to the earth disheartened, for he entered the sacred house in Jerusalem at night and he returned to Mecca in the same night, so he had been unable to see any distinctive elements. So God inspired Gabriel to descend to the sacred house and lift it up above the earth along with the surrounding mountains, hills, valleys, alleys, streets and mosques and to spread it all in front of His beloved, Mu˙ammad.

Gabriel said to me, ‘You took all of the natural disposition which is Islam. If you had taken the wine, your community would have gone astray. If you had taken the water, your community would have drowned. ’ So I rose up alongside Gabriel. He allowed me to view the many places of worship. Angels, the number of which can only be calculated by God, were unceasingly worshipping and glorifying God. I saw stars attached like suspended candelabras in the mosque. The smallest one was larger than the biggest mountain.

Source text Ibn Sa>d, Al-ˇabaqåt al-kubrå, Beirut 1957, vol. 1, pp. 131–3 (part I); vol. 1, pp. 499–501 (part II); vol. 2, pp. 231–3 (part III). These sections have been previously translated into English in S. Moinul Haq, H. K. ), Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir, Karachi 1967–72; reference to that work has been made in translating these sections. IBN SA>D: MUÓAMMAD’S WIVES 11111 2 3 4 5 6 7111 8 9 10111 1 2 3 4 15111 6 7 8 9 20111 111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 45 46 47 48111 31 I The account of the marriage of the messenger of God, peace be upon him, to Khad•ja bint Khuwaylid 1.

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