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Law and piety in medieval Islam

Author: Megan H Reid
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ayyubid and Mamluk periods were two of the most intellectually vibrant in Islamic history. Megan H. Reid's book, which traverses three centuries from 1170 to 1500, recovers the stories of medieval men and women who were renowned not only for their intellectual prowess but also for their devotional piety. Through these stories, the book examines trends in voluntary religious practice that have been largely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan H Reid
ISBN: 9780521889599 0521889596
OCLC Number: 705568300
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: devotional piety and Islamic law --
The persistence of asceticism --
"Devote yourselves to deeds you can bear": voluntary fasting and bodily piety --
Charity, food and the right of refusal --
The devil at the fountain: problems in ritual --
Conclusion. Beyond transgression, beyond Sunna.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Megan H. Reid.

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This intimate portrayal of the devotional life in early medieval Islamic society demonstrates how Islamic law defined holy behavior.  Read more...

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