Muhammad And The Formation Of Sacrifice

Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes

578cef30aef22.jpg Author Gerd Marie Ådna
Isbn 9783631629956
File size 4.1 MB
Year 2014
Pages 279
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

Islam has a festival of sacrifice, id al-adha, which is celebrated each year in the month of pilgrimage. Simultaneous to the celebration and the sacrificial ritual in Mecca, during hajj, sheep, camels and cows are slaughtered all over the Muslim world. The story about how Abraham nearly sacrificed his son, Ishaq or Isma’il (Q 37), is important. Also other parts of the Qur’an contribute to the understanding of the id al-adha. Further, texts from the first 500 years after hijra contribute to a new comprehension of the theology of sacrifice in Islam. In this monograph insights from the wider field of religious and anthropological studies (esp. R.A. Rappaport) are applied to the source texts about sacrifices and rituals in pre-Islam and Islam.

 

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