Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Sharafī, ʻAbd al-Majīd.

Title Islam between divine message and history / by Abdelmajid Sharfi
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2005
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents pt. 1. The theoretical and historical background -- The Mohammedan mission -- The characteristics of the Mohammedan mission -- The issue of legislation (Tashric) -- The seal of prophecy -- pt. 2. The Mission in History -- The Prophet's caliphate -- Institutionalizing religion -- Theorizing for the institution -- Epilogue
Summary Why this book? What can it add to the many works that have already explored Islam as a history, a doctrine, a law, and a code of ethics? The bulk of Islamic thought nowadays is either a repetition of and rumination about what the ancients have already said, or the tackling of partial issues that falls short of a comprehensive view and a theoretical framework. All too often ideology replaces real knowledge. This work attempts to introduce the characteristics of the Mohammedan Mission, with the aspiration to be faithful to its essential purposes and to historical truth at the same time. The author thus illustrates the different ways in which people have understood the Mission and the reasons that led them to those various interpretations. The book presents several alternative interpretations that actually existed but did not enjoy widespread acceptance and popularity. This book looks to the future, attempting to respond to the needs of those who are rapidly becoming integrated into modern life, and to the new generations' aspiration to an Islamic thought adapted to these processes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
Islam -- History.
Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
RELIGION -- Islam -- History.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128137668X
Other Titles Islām bayna al-risālah wa-al-tārīkh. English