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2. The Quran and the Prophet

2. The Quran and the Prophet  

Malise Ruthven

in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199642878
For the vast majority of Muslims the Quran is the speech of God. ‘The Quran and the Prophet’ explains the origins and organization of the Quran and what it means. It considers the position ... More
6. Religious Significance

6. Religious Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199545728
‘Religious significance’ considers the contrasting views of Islamists and Modernists. How they clash on how to read early Islamic history — literally (Islamists), or each episode within its ... More
4. The Sources

4. The Sources  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0004
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9780199545728
How do we know what we know about Islamic history? ‘The sources’ attempts to answer this question. The documents of Cairo Geniza, which record daily life amongst ordinary people and provide ... More
5. Competing Approaches

5. Competing Approaches  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199545728
Why are Islam, and Islamic history particularly, exempt from established rules of historical enquiry? How do the views of Muslim and non-Muslim historians compare? ‘Competing approaches’ ... More
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199545728
Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and ... More

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