A Reader on Classical Islam by F. E. Peters

By F. E. Peters

Peters during this e-book provides an summary of Islam according to Islamic resources. He describes the faith, ideals and ideas. He offers quotations from Islamic thinkers. occasionally he comprises his perspectives. He doesn't separate if the assets are trustworthy or not.Areas coated, beginning of Prophet(SA), growth of Islam, Islamic sciences, islamic thinkers, Islamic Theology, Hadith technology, 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 a similar effects. i wouldn't take the ebook as an absolute resource e-book yet particularly as a refernce element to aid to make up ones brain and visit the referenced resources without delay. e-book 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 fairly as a Theology.

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The site of the House remained empty until the days of Abraham. At that time, God commanded Abraham to build Him a House and call His Name after the births of Ishmael and Isaac. But Abraham did not know where to build it so he asked God to make it clear to him [where to begin]. (Tha‹alibi, Tales of the Prophets 87) This is mostly from the tradition, not the Quran, but though the Holy Book knows nothing of Adam’s connection with Mecca or the Ka‹ba there, it is quite explicit on the subject of Abraham as the builder of God’s House.

He commanded Hagar, the t h e p a s t, s a c r e d a n d p r o f a n e 17 mother of Ishmael, to find shelter there. Then he said “My Lord, I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley near Your Holy House . ” [with the quote continuing until “. . that they may be thankful”] (Quran 14:37). Then he journeyed back to his family in Syria, leaving the two of them at the House. At his expulsion from Abraham’s household, Ishmael must have been about sixteen years old, certainly old enough to assist his father in the construction of the Ka‹ba, as described in the Quran and as is implicit from the last line of the preceding.

Then she heard a sound from the direction of al-Marwa. She went there and looked around and saw nothing. Some also say that she stood on al-Safa praying to God for water for Ishmael, and then went to al-Marwa to do the same. Thus the origin of the pilgrimage ritual of the “running” back and forth between the two hills of Safa and Marwa on the eastern side of the Meccan haram or sanctuary. Tabari continues: Then she heard the sounds of beasts in the valley where she had left Ishmael. She ran to him and found him scraping the water from a spring which had burst forth from beneath his hand, and drinking from it.

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