Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society

Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society

In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define the handling of a Muslim corpse but also to transform everyday urban practices. Relying on oral traditions, these… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 14, 2011)

Parent ISBN: 9780231137430

Language: English


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