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Body of text : the emergence of the Sunnī law of ritual purity

Author: Marion Holmes Katz
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002.
Series: SUNY series in medieval Middle East history.
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Rather than treating the ritual purity required by Islamic law as derivative of earlier religions, Katz (religion, Mount Holyoke College) interprets taboos regarding blood, menstruating women, sexual intercourse, and such as due to the Qur'an's relevance to everyday life. She discusses the early evolution of rules regarding impurity, in contrast to revisionist readings that later generations projected their views  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Katz, Marion Holmes, 1967-
Body of text.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001049803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Holmes Katz
ISBN: 9780791488577 0791488578
OCLC Number: 811404041
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 275 pages).
Series Title: SUNY series in medieval Middle East history.
Responsibility: Marion Holmes Katz.

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Rather than treating the ritual purity required by Islamic law as derivative of earlier religions, Katz (religion, Mount Holyoke College) interprets taboos regarding blood, menstruating women, sexual intercourse, and such as due to the Qur'an's relevance to everyday life. She discusses the early evolution of rules regarding impurity, in contrast to revisionist readings that later generations projected their views onto sources. Based on the author's U. of Chicago doctoral thesis. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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