By Norman Calder, Jawid Mojaddedi, Andrew Rippin
This definitive sourcebook provides greater than sixty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated via 3 prime experts, Classical Islam gains 8 thematically-linked sections overlaying the Qur'ān and its interpretation, the lifetime of Muhammad, hadīth, legislation, theology, mysticism and Islamic background. the recent version has been extended to hide a fuller variety of fabric illustrating the expansion of Islamic suggestion from its seventh-century origins via to the top of the medieval interval. It contains illustrations, a thesaurus, large bibliography and explanatory prefaces for every textual content. Classical Islam is a vital source for the learn of early and medieval Islam and its legacy.
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Both of those translations follow the earlier, European (Flügel) verse numbering scheme. 1 Selection from s¥rat ål Imrån, ‘The people of Imrån’ (3) 144. Mu˙ammad is only a messenger; messengers have passed away before him. If he should die or be killed, will you turn around on your heels? Whoever turns around on his heels does not harm God at all. God will reward the thankful! 145. It is not for any soul to die except by the leave of God at an appointed time. Whoever desires the reward of this world, We will give it to him.
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