The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam SET

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The three-volume series titled The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam, is the first attempt to explore the dynamics of the representation of the Prophet Muhammad in the course of Muslim history until the present.
The first volume outlines his figure in the early Islamic tradition, and its later transformations until recent times that were shaped by Prophet-centered piety and politics. A variety of case studies offers a unique overview of the interplay of Sunnī amd Shīʿī doctrines with literature and arts in the formation of his image. They trace the integrative and conflictual qualities of a “Prophetic culture”, in which the Prophet of Islam continues his presence among the Muslim believers.
The second volume explores the growing importance of the figure of the Prophet Muhammad for questions of authority and power in early modern and modern times. The authors present a rich collection of case studies on how Muhammad’s material, spiritual, and genealogical heritage has been claimed for the foundation of Muslim empires, revolutionary movements, the formation of modern nation states and ideologies, as well as for communal mobilization and social reform. The novel comparative, and diachronic study, which is unique for its wide coverage of regional cases and perspectives, reveals diverse political representations of the Prophet in an increasingly globalised struggle over the control of his image between secularization and sacralization.
The third volume explores the expressions of piety and devotion to the person of the Prophet and their individual and collective significance in early modern and modern times. The authors provide a rich collection of regional case studies on how the Prophet’s presence and aura are individually and collectively evoked in dreams, visions, and prayers, in the performance of poetry in his praise, in the devotion to relics related to him, and in the celebration of his birthday. They also highlight the role of the Prophetic figure in the identity formation of young Muslims and cover the controversies and compromises which nowadays shape the devotional practices centered on the Prophet.

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The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam
Volume 1, The Prophet Between Doctrine, Literature and Arts: Historical Legacies and Their Unfolding
Publication Date: 18 Nov 2021
978-90-04-46673-9
The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam
Volume 2, Heirs of the Prophet: Authority and Power
Publication Date: 15 Nov 2021
978-90-04-46675-3
The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam
Volume 3, Prophetic Piety: Individual and Collective Manifestations
Publication Date: 03 Jul 2023
978-90-04-52262-6
Stefan Reichmuth (Ph.D. 1983, Habilitation 1992) is retired Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Bochum University. He has published on Arabic and Islam in Africa, the history of science, Sufism and transregional networks, including “Aspects of Prophetic Piety in the Early Modern Period” (2017).

Scientific and general readership interested in Islam and Muslim culture and politics in different regional and historical contexts, Historical Anthropology, Anthropology, Sociology of Religion, Religion and Politics.
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