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century came to an end. The movement arose because of deep concern for the purity of the classical Arabic of the Koran as the living language, as well as the liturgical language, of Islam. Scholasticism owed its rise to the struggle between opposing religious forces, the conflict coming to a head in the

In: The Sound Traditions: Studies in Ismaili Texts and Thought

flesh of the prey is analogous to saving the life of a dying animal, as mentioned in the reli- gious sources.65 Yet, regardless of al-Nāshirī’s explanations, it is doubtful whether those setting out on a hunt were motivated by the need for food or for ensuring a means of subsistence for their

In: Mamluks and Animals

Krachkovskii’s life, including his youth in Vilnius, his studies in St. Petersburg, his field work in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt (June 1908–July 1910), and another trip to Holland (via Leipzig and Halle, June/July 1914). From reading the present work we also get a clear idea of what it was like to

In: Among Arabic Manuscripts

the first place! That day, in his view, his rank or his life counted for nothing and didn’t have the slightest value. The life he had been living during the previous four days he could not call life, having been a soldier who during a period of twenty-five years when he had been participating in two

In: The Orientalist Karl Süssheim Meets the Young Turk Officer İsma’il Hakkı Bey

and its monuments as we find, for instance, in travel books of the time. Although he describes walks and longer outings, such entries hardly say anything about what he sees, but concentrates on what he hears other people say. Of street life, Süssheim only once mentions a performance of a public story

In: The Orientalist Karl Süssheim Meets the Young Turk Officer İsma’il Hakkı Bey

Place in the History of Culture (New Haven and 558 jarrar Since 1998, I have followed closely the image of Christ in the contemporary Arabic novel, which has motivated me to research further the topic in other literatures. I expanded on this topic in a study that appeared in 2006: Jesus is omnipresent

In: The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning

Islamic jurisprudence as it relates to non-Muslims and perceptions of legitimate Islamic leadership can provide a deeper understanding of the Jews’ living conditions. The study of the Jews of Yemen and other Islamic countries has been stunted by the inability of scholars to gain access to extant sources

In: The Yemeni Manuscript Tradition

account of Sufi life. Rather, it seems to be motivated partly by political considerations, as the author was a soldier engaged in colonial projects before becoming a professor of Islamic Sociology at the Collège de France from 1902 to 1925. But it gives us an idea of the continued strong Sufi presence in

In: Sufis and Their Lodges in the Ottoman Ḥijāz

, according to the Arabic prologue, what motivated Sultan Bayezid II to have this register prepared was his special regard for “the books of the religious sciences.” 8 In a similar manner, the first part of the inventory begins with the most revered holdings, namely, manuscripts of the Qurʾan, followed

In: Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4) (2 vols)

person of the same rank (namely ‮اجر دلي قوس‬‎), but the consuls would not accept that and the search for the suspect continues. Gates are being built and the local population is on the verge of an uprising. Some people have gone to the governor and are presently awaiting his answer. Life is at a

In: Arab Traders in Their Own Words