Divine Word and Prophetic Word in Early Islam: A by William A. Graham

By William A. Graham

The sequence Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social platforms - either in Western and non-Western societies; particularly, it examines religions of their differentiation from, and intersection with, different cultural structures, corresponding to paintings, economic system, legislation and politics. Due consciousness is given to paradigmatic case or comparative stories that convey a transparent theoretical orientation with the empirical and ancient facts of faith and such points of faith as ritual, the non secular mind's eye, buildings of culture, iconography, or media. additionally, the formation of spiritual groups, their building of id, and their relation to society and the broader public are key problems with this sequence.

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13 In his study of prophecy and revelation in the Near East, Geo Widengren has suggested that in the traditional (including the Qur'anic) accounts of the revelatory experience of Muhammad, two basic patterns common to the Near East generally have merged. 15 19:45 28 Revelation in early Islam awareness of considerable variety in the spiritual life of the Prophet. 24 While it is evident that the mythological development of the mi'raj was a late phenomenon,25 the heavenly-journey motif goes back to the Qur'an itself.

To the basic Arabic word, so that it conveys the sense of the active presence or manifestation of the presence of God (cf. George A. F. Knight, "The Shekhinah in Jewish and Christian Thinking", p. 1). On the subject, see also: Goldziher, Abhandlungen, I, 177-204; Paret, Kommentar, p. 52 (to S. 2:248), and references there; M. Grünbaum, "Beiträge zur vergleichenden Mythologie aus der Hagada", p. 109. 14. Tilka as-sakinah tanazzalat bi-l-qur^än (Bukhäri, Tafsir S. 48, no. 2). , the act of reciting the particular ayah or Surah) that the man was engaged in on the occasion in question.

The many quotations or paraphrases of such materials in hadiths104 and even the later Muslim efforts to find portents of Muhammad in earlier scriptures105 imply some recognition of the revealed nature of at least parts of these books.

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