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sacromonte hoaxes. here and in what follows we will try to understand what were the values, the “ethos,” that motivated the different sectors of morisco society; on what they based their feelings of identity and self‑ esteem; and what gave them a sense of worthiness and pride. old christians of moorish

In: The Orient in Spain

, what values, attitudes, and strategies moved these two supposed falsifiers, and what events might have motivated their fabrications. furthermore, we are still faced with the question of the limits of religious conversion. these two highly interesting figures are always spoken of together, as a unit

In: The Orient in Spain
Author: Lejla Demiri

provided, of course, the room has walls. If you take a couple of windows into themiddle of the desert, it does notmatter whether you keep them open or closed since there are no walls. Anonymous1 Muslims and Christians living in the multi-religious milieu of the medieval Muslim world were encircled by their

In: Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo
Author: Roberto Tottoli

evidence bearing testimony to the special social conditions of Spanish communities attest to a complex situation, and there is clear evidence of the circulation amongst Muslims living in these communities of works written in Arabic, in Spanish using Roman script, and in Spanish with Arabic characters.4

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In: Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions
Author: Jon Hoover

a mediat- ing approach to this controversy, and we first look at his life and thought more generally to assess why he may have taken such a position. 2 Ibn al-Wazīr and His Shift to Ecumenical Traditionalism Ibn al-Wazīr has received only passing notice in European language scholarship,12 but he

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In: Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions
Author: Anne K. Bang

Sufi teacher came to Swellendam, having learnt that there were a handful of Muslim families there. This man was ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Mālikī, of Moroccan origin and member of a prominent family in Mecca. The life of ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Mālikī display all the typical features of the “travelling daʿwa scholar

In: Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (c.1880-1940)

the afterlife for African bodies and spirits in order to secure a better life for the African living. Through the pages of Zuhra , Plantan gives a printed life to what Kai Kresse terms baraza culture, characterized by the informal talks of (predominantly) men who gather at public or semi

In: Islamic Africa
Author: Adrien de Jarmy

between earth and heaven is decisive in bringing the Believers ( muʾminīn ) to victory. The earliest sources we have on the life of Muḥammad are the maghāzī , but they are far from being a consistent literary genre because they encompass a mix of different types of texts: lists of martyrs, poetry

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In: The Presence of the Prophet in Early Modern and Contemporary Islam
Author: David Robinson

understand virtue and the good life. Members of women’s study groups at several mosques and a men’s street salon or daily discussion group volunteered to participate. They were par- tially motivated by an interest in correcting current stereotypes about Is- lam and their own practice of it. Photos of

In: Islamic Africa

as a comprehensive account on Bofelo’s life (and achievements); it only serves as a background to situate him within the context of this essay’s discussion. Engagement with Bofelo and his Work Admittedly, it is not within the scope of this essay to focus on the entire spectrum of Bofelo

In: Islamic Africa