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Author Powers, David Stephan

Title Muḥammad is not the father of any of your men : the making of the last prophet / David S. Powers
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 357 pages) : illustrations
Series Divinations.
Contents pt. I. Fathers and sons -- The foundation narratives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- Adoption in the Near East: from antiquity to the rise of Islam -- The abolition of adoption in early Islam -- pt. II. From sacred legend to sacred history -- The repudiation of the beloved of the messenger of God -- The battle of Mu'ta -- The martyrdom of the beloved of the messenger of God -- Pretexts and intertexts -- pt. III. Text and interpretation -- Paleography and codicology: Bibliothåque Nationale de France 328a -- Kalāla in early Islamic tradition -- Conclusion
Summary David Powers claims that the need for Muhammad to be the "seal of all prophets," combined with the fact that Muhammad apparently had an adopted son, Zayd, created a situation that drove early transmitters of the Qur'an to introduce a group of interrelated deletions, additions, and emendations into certain passages of the text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Prophetic office.
Muḥammad, Prophet, d. 632 -- Prophetic office
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)
Adoption -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Decedents' estates (Islamic law)
RELIGION -- Islam -- Koran & Sacred Writings.
Adoption -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)
Messiah -- Prophecies
Genre/Form Prophecies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780812205572