Islamic Names

Islamic Names : An Introduction

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Guiding Western readers through the endlessly fascinating and complicated system of Islamic personal names, Annemarie Schimmel's directory touches upon almost every aspect of Islamic life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 136.1 x 214.1 x 13.2mm | 222.26g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • bibliography, appendices, indices, glossary
  • 0748606882
  • 9780748606887

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From superstition to indications of social change, this wide-ranging guide surveys all Islamic countries to provide a detailed account of naming, helping the reader to understand Islamic historical sources and culture, as well as the names of living individuals.show more

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Offers a tantalising glimpse into Islamic personal names. This volume is a mostuseful addition to the books on Islamic names. Covers a great deal of ground and many different disciplines and has much value for almost any student of Islam. An excellent reference and compendium for Islamic names. Professor Schimmel is to be commended for bringing extreme diversity and detail into a very interesting and highly useful document. -- Names: A Journal of Onomastics Offers a tantalising glimpse into Islamic personal names. This volume is a mostuseful addition to the books on Islamic names. Covers a great deal of ground and many different disciplines and has much value for almost any student of Islam. An excellent reference and compendium for Islamic names. Professor Schimmel is to be commended for bringing extreme diversity and detail into a very interesting and highly useful document.show more

Table of contents

The structure of a name; born on a Friday - the naming of a child; help from God - religious name giving; mothers of the faithful - the naming of girls; lions, moons and roses - the nickname or Laqab; a name too heavy to bear - changes and transformations of names.show more

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