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The dream in Islam : from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration

Author: Iain R Edgar
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The war in the Middle East is marked by a lack of cultural knowledge on the part of the western forces, and this book deals with another, widely ignored element of Islam-the role of dreams in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain R Edgar
ISBN: 9781785332227 1785332228 9780857452351 0857452355 9780857452368 0857452363
OCLC Number: 982126371
Notes: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite [139]-145.
Description: xxxix, 150 Seiten. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Glossary Foreword: Anthropological scepticism encounters dreamt realities following fieldwork in Pakistan Dr. Steve Lyon Ethnographic case studies from Pakistan Feeding people Dreaming of the Qur'an Assumptions of validity and meaningfulness Conclusion: the justificatory and motivational Power of dreams Introduction Chapter 1. context and history Dreams as perceived metaphysical and divinatory knowledge in Islam Dream Interpretation in Islam The True dream across cultures Promised land dreams in Palestine and Kosovo Significance of night dreams to Muslims in general Chapter 2. Methodology Methodological issues in dream work Methods Used in this Book: An Oversight Sources studied: primary and secondary Conclusion Chapter 3. Istikhara: Islamic dream incubation Case study from Sarajevo, Bosnia Conclusion Chapter 4. Sufism and dreams Ethnographic study of dreaming in a UK Sufi centre The sunday evening Zikr Shaykh Nazim in Northern Cyprus Chapter 5. Militant jihadist dreaming in the Middle East and the UK The patterns and threads running through Jihadist dream interpretation Their understanding of dreams Legitimating function Connection to the Golden Age of Islam Focus on manifest content of dreams Dreams interpreted as world is interpreted Dreams and events related Dreams, politics and warfare Dreams of al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Zacarias Moussaoui Richard Reid Al-Zarqawi and other Iraqi Martyrs Dreams of other Jihadists Pakistani relations Guantanamo Bay A dream of a dead Mujahideen Chapter 6. Dreams of Mullah Omar, Taliban Leader Discussion and contextualisation Conclusions to chapters three and four regarding jihadists' Dream Reports Chapter 7. Dream Interpretation Resources (dictionaries) in Islam Features of dream interpretation Range of sources studied Ibn Sirin A.D. 653-728 A.H. (2000) Dreams and their meaning in the old Arab tradition: Yehia Gouda Dream Interpretation according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah: Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips Sunnah Hadith interpretations Word interpretation Legislative and general dreams Legislative and general dreams: Authentic Interpretation of the Dreams according to the Qur'an and Sunnah: Ahmeed Farid The Dreamer's handbook: sleep etiquette and dream interpretation in the light of the Sunnah: Muhammad Al-Jibaly Conclusion concerning the principles of Islamic dream interpretation practice Chapter 8. A Comparison of Islamic Dream Theory and Western Psychological Theories of the Dream Conclusion Conclusion: the night dream as the poor man's prophecy! Conclusions re Jihadist dream reports The Imaginative Commonality of Islam Epilogue: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Imagination, creativity, and political agency in the inspirational night dream in Islam Elisabeth Kirtsoglou
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