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Title Muslims and others in sacred space / edited by Margaret Cormack
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages ): illustrations, maps
Series Religion, culture, and history
Religion, culture, and history series
Contents Introduction / Peter Gottschalk -- Baraka Besieged: Islamism, neofundamentalism and shared sacred space in South Asia / David Damrel -- Boundaries and baraka: Christians, Muslims, and a Palestinian saint / Lance D. Laird -- Christmas in Cambérène, or how Muhammad begets Jesus in Senegal / Eric Ross -- Environmental disasters and political cominance in shared festivals and intercessions among medieval Muslims, Christians and Jews / Alexandra Cuffel -- Khidr and the politics of place: creating landscapes of continuity / Ethel Sara Wolper -- Foundational legends, shrines, and Isma'ili identity in Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan / Jo-Ann Gross -- Monks and their daughters: monasteries as Muslim-Christian boundaries / -- Thomas sizgorich
Summary This collection of seven essays offers wide-ranging and in-depth studies of locations sacred to Muslims, of the histories of these sites (real or imagined), and of the ways in which Muslims and members of other religions have interacted peaceably in sacred times and spaces. The volume begins with a discussion by David Damrel of the official, hostile, Muslim attitude toward practices at shrines in South Asia. Lance Laird then presents a case study of a shrine holy to Palestinian Christians, who identify its patron as St. George, as well as to Palestinian Muslims, who believe that its patron is al Khadr. Ethel Sara Wolper illustrates how al Khadr's patronage was used also to show Muslim connections to Christian sites in Anatolia, and JoAnn Gross's essay explores oral and written traditions linking shrines in Tajikistan to traditional Muslim locations and figures. A chapter by the late Thomas Sizgorich examines how Christian and Muslim authors used monastic settings to reimagine the relationship between the two religions, and Alexandra Cuffel offers a study of attitudes towards the mixing of religious groups in religious festivals in eleventh- to sixteenth-century Egypt. Finally, Eric Ross shows how the Layenne Sufi order incorporates a singular combination of Christian and Muslim figures and festivals in its history and practices. Muslims and Others in Sacred Space will be an invaluable resource to anyone interested in the complex meanings of sacred sites in Muslim history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Islam -- Relations
Islamic shrines
Sacred space
Interfaith relations.
Islamic shrines.
Sacred space.
Form Electronic book
Author Cormack, Margaret (Margaret Jean)
ISBN 0199980462 (electronic bk.)
9780199980468 (electronic bk.)