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. 16 In Ancient Near Eastern Texts Pritchard translates the term ʾuḫryt as “further [life]”, 17 also the Akkadian phrase ana aḫrat ūmē 18 (lit. ‘in the back of days’, cf. Engl. idiom. ‘at the end of the day’) has been invoked as a cognate of the OT expression. Combining the material of

In: The Semantics of Qurʾanic Language: al-Āḫira

vindicated the call of a man, Muḥammad b. ʿAbdullāh. Motivated by a reason, driven by a cause or inspired by a divine call he—the prophet to be—spoke on behalf of the divine in high literary form. He was eventually recognized as messenger and his message accumulated the kind of reverence and authority

In: The Semantics of Qurʾanic Language: al-Āḫira
Author: Fabio Vicini

directed against those Muslims who do not show the same awareness of the present condition of society and do not share the same desire to reform it. Indeed, in their view, living a Muslim life in such a society requires a higher level of concern and commitment than that of previous generations, an aspect

In: Reading Islam
Author: Fabio Vicini

economically by financing its activities. As such, they would also represent the living proof of the compatibility of religious inspiration and modern life, and served as an example to younger members. A saying of the Prophet ( hadis , in Arabic hadith ) hadith (saying or deed of Muhammad) that was

In: Reading Islam
Author: Fabio Vicini

set of behaviors that pious Muslims are expected to comply with rests on a view of Muslim life as mainly concerned with the formal respect of outer rules. Instead, for my interlocutors living by the sunna also meant to inhabit Muslim life in a specific way that included forms of solidarity and

In: Reading Islam
Author: Gadija Ahjum

Sitting in a halqah or being part of a movement is not real life; that’s maybe where the transformation takes place and where your worldview is altered and where I developed the ability to think critically. But it’s not real life. It’s when you go back to the workspace and back to your family

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Fabio Vicini

contemplative approach to living a Muslim life in a “modern” world was promoted, within the Gülen community Gülen community reform project Islam has always been thought of as a motor for social engagement and put at the service of the community’s reform project, as introduced in Chapter 1. The title

In: Reading Islam
Author: Fabio Vicini

religiously conservative people attractive ways of living a Muslim life prompted by Islamic ideas of responsibility and activism in society. To explore how this has been possible, it is necessary to begin by illustrating how longstanding, yet renewed, Islamic ideals are reflected upon and actualized in

In: Reading Islam
Author: Riikka Myllys

1 Introduction: Craft-making as Spirituality Textile craft-making as a hobby has become a global, yet rather Western, phenomenon and has even experienced a boom at the beginning of the twenty-first century. 1 A lot of themes related to the meaningfulness of life are linked to this boom

In: Journal of Religion in Europe
Author: Fabio Vicini

were all miracles of power, inform them that new living springtime creatures of the Earth will come…’ Ferhat’s words offer a vivid account of human life and death through the image of the cyclical blossoming of nature at spring and its withering with the coming of winter, a recurrent trope in the

In: Reading Islam