Muhammad and the Supernatural

Muhammad and the Supernatural : Medieval Arab Views

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Muhammad and the Supernatural: Medieval Arab Views examines the element of the supernatural (or miracle stories) in the life of the Prophet Muhammad as depicted in two genres: prophetic biography (sira) and Qur'an exegesis (tafsir).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 12.45mm | 371.94g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138919438
  • 9781138919433

Table of contents

Part I: Sex 1 The Light of Prophesy: Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attempts 2 "God Knows very well where to place His message" 3 Muhammad's Conception and the Supernatural Part II: Politics 4 Muhammad's Public Announcement and the Absence of the Supernatural 5 "Who will aid me in this matter?" 6 Abu Lahab: The Villain Part III: Betrayal 7 Questions of Character: Hatib's Letter to the Meccans 8 Hatib's Story in the Tafsir 9 The Necessity of the Supernatural Part IV: Wrath 10 Amir b. Al-Tufayl and Arbad b. Qays: Control and Chaos in the Sira 11 "And God Sent Upon Him a Thunderbolt" 12 Authorial Control and the Supernatural
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About Rebecca Williams

Rebecca R. Williams is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of South Alabama. Her research interests include: Islamic historiography, the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, and Qur'an exegesis.
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