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Muḥammad's Birthday festival : early history in the central Muslim lands and development in the Muslim west until the 10th/16th century /
by N.J.G. Kaptein.
imprint
Leiden ; New York: E.J. Brill, 1993.
description
viii, 183 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004094520 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; New York: E.J. Brill, 1993.
isbn
9004094520 (alk. paper)
general note
A revision in English of the author's Dutch thesis (doctoral)--Leiden University, 1989.
catalogue key
3245162
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-175) and index.
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' ...eine Arbeit, die unter großem quellenkritischen Aufwand einen wichtigen Aspekt der religiösen Festtagspraxis der Muslime überzeugend darstellt.'Peter Heine, Die Welt des Islams, 1994.' Ceux qui tenteront à l'avenir d'étudier cet aspect du problème disposeront en tout cas, avec l'excellent livre de N. Kaptein...'Michiel Chodkiewicz, Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1994.
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Academic libraries, students and scholars of Islamic Studies, religious studies.
Long Description
This is the first monograph in Western Orientalism entirely devoted to the history of the birthday festival of the Prophet Mu'ammad (Arab. mawlid al-nab?). On the basis of historical sources, Chapters 1 and 2 examine what is known on the history of this festival in the Middle East until the beginning of the 7th/13th century. In Chapter 3 the existence of different views on the origin of the mawlid within Islam itself is examined. It is shown that these different opinions on the origin of the mawlid follows from discussions on the permissibility of its celebration. The rest of the book (Chapters 4 - 8) deals with the mawlid in the Western Muslim world up to the beginning of the 10th/16th century. The following dynasties are treated respectively: the 'Azafids of Ceuta, the Mar'nids and the Wa'sids, the Nasrids, the 'Abd al-W'dids and the ?afsids.
Main Description
Sketches the early history of the birthday festival of the Prophet Mu'ammad in the Middle East and its dissemination in the Western part of the Muslim world until the 10/16th century.
Main Description
This is the first monograph in Western Orientalism entirely devoted to the history of the birthday festival of the Prophet Muh ammad (Arab. mawlid al-nab ). On the basis of historical sources, Chapters 1 and 2 examine what is known on the history of this festival in the Middle East until the beginning of the 7th/13th century. In Chapter 3 the existence of different views on the origin of the mawlid within Islam itself is examined. It is shown that these different opinions on the origin of the mawlid follows from discussions on the permissibility of its celebration. The rest of the book (Chapters 4 - 8) deals with the mawlid in the Western Muslim world up to the beginning of the 10th/16th century. The following dynasties are treated respectively: the Azafids of Ceuta, the Mar nids and the Wat t sids, the Nasrids, the Abd al-W dids and the h afsids.
Unpaid Annotation
This is the first monograph in Western Orientalism entirely devoted to the history of the birthday festival of the Prophet Mu'ammad (Arab. "mawlid al-nab?). On the basis of historical sources, Chapters 1 and 2 examine what is known on the history of this festival in the Middle East until the beginning of the 7th/13th century. In Chapter 3 the existence of different views on the origin of the "mawlid within Islam itself is examined. It is shown that these different opinions on the origin of the mawlid follows from discussions on the permissibility of its celebration. The rest of the book (Chapters 4 - 8) deals with the mawlid in the Western Muslim world up to the beginning of the 10th/16th century. The following dynasties are treated respectively: the 'Azafids of Ceuta, the Mar'nids and the Wa'sids, the Nasrids, the 'Abd al-W'dids and the ?afsids.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introductionp. 1
The Mawlid Under the Fatimidsp. 7
The sourcesp. 7
The relation between the Fatimid and later Sunnite mawlid celebrationsp. 28
The Earliest Mawlid Celebrations in Sunnite Islamp. 31
Nur al-Dinp. 31
Umar al-Mallap. 34
Meccap. 38
Muzaffar al-Din Kokburip. 40
Different Views on the Origin of the Mawlid Within Islamp. 44
The controversial character of the mawlidp. 44
Al-Suyuti's view on the origin of the mawlidp. 67
The view of Abu Shama on the origin of the mawlidp. 71
The Mawlid Under the Azafidsp. 76
The Azafidsp. 76
The Durr al-munazzam fi mawlid al-nabi al-mu azzamp. 77
The introduction of the mawlid into Ceutap. 89
The role of Abu l-Qasim al-Azafi in the dissemination of the mawlidp. 92
The mawlid celebrations of Abu Marwan al-Yuhanisip. 95
The Mawlid Under the Marinids and Wattasidsp. 97
The Mawlid Under the Nasridsp. 129
The earliest mawlid celebrations in al-Andalusp. 129
The Mawlid Under the Abd Al-Wadidsp. 141
The Mawlid Under the Hafsidsp. 153
The earliest mawlid celebrations in Ifriqiyap. 153
Debates arising from the mawlidp. 155
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 177
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