F. E. Peters's A Reader on Classical Islam PDF
By F. E. Peters
Peters during this booklet provides an outline of Islam in keeping with Islamic resources. He describes the faith, ideals and ideas. He offers quotations from Islamic thinkers. occasionally he contains his perspectives. He doesn't separate if the resources are trustworthy or not.Areas lined, start of Prophet(SA), growth 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 Newton's Physics in order that all get an identical effects. i wouldn't take the publication as an absolute resource publication yet relatively as a refernce element to assist to make up ones brain and visit the referenced assets at once. booklet has huge references for comparability or see the quotations in content material. it's not written from the purpose of a Sufi who has trust in Islam yet quite as a Theology.
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Some think that the meaning is: Send down upon us a table and we will henceforth take the day on which it comes down as a feast day which we and our descendants will hold in esteem. . Others think the meaning is: Send down upon us a table from which we will all eat together. . Still others say that when God here speaks of a feast day, it is meant not in the sense of a festival but in the sense of a beneﬁt which God is vouchsaﬁng us, and an argument and a proof as well. Among these interpretations, that which comes nearest to being correct is the one which includes the following meaning: Send down upon us a table which will be a feast day for us, in that we will pray and worship our Lord on the day that it comes down, just as the people used to do on their feast days.
T h e p a s t, s a c r e d a n d p r o f a n e 21 He said: Gabriel got up with them and showed him all the ritual stations: al-Safa, al-Marwa, Mina, Muzdalifa, and Arafat. Al-Safa and al-Marwa are, as has been noted, two small hills adjoining the Meccan haram on its eastern side; the other three sites lie some miles eastward of Mecca. He said: When he left Mina and was brought down to (the deﬁle called) al-Aqaba, the Devil appeared to him at Stone-Heap of the Deﬁle. ” so Abraham threw seven stones at him so that he disappeared from 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. Then God commanded Abraham to settle his son by the Ka‹ba, wishing thereby to show a mark of esteem to one whom he later ennobled by means of His Prophet Muhammad.
A Reader on Classical Islam by F. E. Peters