Magic In IslamMagic In Islam



In doing so, the book counters and complicates widespread perceptions of Islam, as well as of magic as it is practiced outside of European contexts.

Author: Michael Muhammad Knight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101983492

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The progenitor of "Muslim punk rock" and one of today's freshest spiritual voices pushes back against the common assumption that the historic faiths have no occult or magical tradition in this richly learned historical and personal journey through the practice of magic in Islam. Magic in Islam offers a look at magical and occult technologies throughout Muslim history, starting with Islam's earliest and most canonical sources. In addition to providing a highly accessible introduction to magic as it is defined, practiced, condemned, and defended within Muslim traditions, Magic in Islam challenges common assumptions about organized religion. Michael Muhammad Knight's deeply original book fills a gap within existing literature on the place of magic in Islamic traditions and opens a new window on Islam for general readers and students of religion alike. In doing so, the book counters and complicates widespread perceptions of Islam, as well as of magic as it is practiced outside of European contexts. Magic in Islam also challenges our view of "organized religions" as clearly defined systems that can be reduced to checklists of key doctrines, texts, and rules. As a result, Magic in Islam throws a monkey wrench into the conventions of the "intro to Islam" genre, threatening to flip popular notions of a religion's "center" and "margins."

Magic and Divination in Early IslamMagic and Divination in Early Islam



The ten studies here are concerned with the pre-Islamic antecedents of such practices, and with the theory of magic in healing, the nature and use of amulets and their decipherment, the arts of astrometeorology and geomancy, the refutation ...

Author: Emilie Savage-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351921015

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Page: 446

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Magic and divination in early Islam encompassed a wide range of practices, including belief in jinn, warding off the evil eye, the production of amulets and other magical equipment, conjuring, wonder-working, dream interpretation, predicting the weather, casting lots, astrology, and physiognomy. The ten studies here are concerned with the pre-Islamic antecedents of such practices, and with the theory of magic in healing, the nature and use of amulets and their decipherment, the arts of astrometeorology and geomancy, the refutation of astrology, and the role of the astrologer in society. Some of the studies are highly illustrated, some long out of print, some revised or composed for this volume, and one translated into English for the first time. These fundamental investigations, together with the introductory bibliographic essay, are intended as a guide to the concepts, terminology, and basic scholarly literature of an important, but often overlooked, aspect of classical Islamic culture.

Muslims Magic and the Kingdom of GodMuslims Magic and the Kingdom of God



This book combines a description of folk Islam, biblical perspectives, and strategies for church planting among Muslims.

Author: Rick Love

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878084436

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Page: 252

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This book combines a description of folk Islam, biblical perspectives, and strategies for church planting among Muslims. In his theory on Muslim evangelism, Love tackles the major issues of encountering spiritual powers, contextualization, and leadership development. Teachers of Islamic subjects and practitioners in Muslim countries enthusiastically welcome this book.

Images of Power in Islamic CultureImages of Power in Islamic Culture



Examining the creation, function and use of images and imagery in medieval Islamic art, the author shows that copper statues of the persons of Muhammad, Ali and Bilal, for example, are closely associated with magical properties, the ...

Author: Oya Pancaroglu

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848854056

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Page: 288

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Examining the creation, function and use of images and imagery in medieval Islamic art, the author shows that copper statues of the persons of Muhammad, Ali and Bilal, for example, are closely associated with magical properties, the bestowal of ethical insights, and supernatural powers.

Library of Congress Subject Headings F OLibrary of Congress Subject Headings F O



Magic , Gypsy UF Gypsy magic Magic , Hindu NT Amulets ( Hinduism ) Magic ,
Indian USE Indians of Central America — Magic Indians of North America –
Magic Magic , Islamic UF Islamic magic Magic , Muslim Muslim magic NT Amulets
 ...

Author: Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112060019699

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Page: 4463

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Science Tools MagicScience Tools Magic



This volume contains a vast treasure of objects, mainly Iranian, Ottoman or Mughal Indian in origin, and spans more than a millennium, from the 7th to the 19th century.

Author: Francis Maddison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015047078020

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Page: 439

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The Nasser D Khalili Collection holds a wealth of fascinating scientific and magical material. This volume contains a vast treasure of objects, mainly Iranian, Ottoman or Mughal Indian in origin, and spans more than a millennium, from the 7th to the 19th century. The ingenious and intriguing world of Islamic cosmology and astrology, medicine and magic is explored through remarkable illustration and illuminating discussion of astronomical instruments, such as astrolabes, the earliest surviving of which are Islamic, some of the finest celestial globes in the Collection, magic medicinal bowls, pestles and mortars, and other domestic and scientific tools. There are also several medical treatises of great scholarly significance, a 15th century manuscript being one of the earliest recorded works on the human anatomy. With meticulously researched text from the contributors, this extraordinary book is an essential and invaluable reference work for all those interested in the Islamic art of science.

The Religious Attitude and Life in IslamThe Religious Attitude and Life in Islam



This Interesting Book Contains A Series Of Lectures On Comparative Religion Delivered By Duncan Black Macdonald Before The University Of Chicago In 1906.

Author: Duncan Black Macdonald

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106007591743

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Page: 317

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This Interesting Book Contains A Series Of Lectures On Comparative Religion Delivered By Duncan Black Macdonald Before The University Of Chicago In 1906.

Love s Subtle MagicLove s Subtle Magic



These curious romantic tales transmit a profound religious message through the medium of adventurous stories of love.

Author: Aditya Behl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190628826

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Page: 416

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The encounter between Muslim and Hindu remains one of the defining issues of South Asian society today. It began as early as the 8th century, and the first Muslim kingdom in India, the Sultanate of Delhi, was established at the end of the 12th century. This power eventually reduced to vassalage almost every independent kingdom on the subcontinent. In Love's Subtle Magic, a remarkable and highly original book, Aditya Behl uses a little-understood genre of Sufi literature to paint an entirely new picture of the evolution of Indian culture during the earliest period of Muslim domination. These curious romantic tales transmit a profound religious message through the medium of adventurous stories of love. Although composed in the Muslim courts, they are written in a vernacular Indian language and involve Hindu yogis, Hindu princes and princesses, and Hindu gods. Until now, they have defied analysis. Behl shows that the Sufi authors of these charming tales sought to convey an Islamic vision via an Indian idiom. They thus constitute the earliest attempt at the indigenization of Islamic literature in an Indian setting. More important, however, Behl's analysis brilliantly illuminates the cosmopolitan and composite culture of the Sultanate India in which they were composed. This in turn compels us completely to rethink the standard of the opposition between Indian Hindu and foreign Muslim and recognize that the Indo-Islamic culture of this era was already significantly Indian in many important ways.

Healing and Wholeness in African Traditional Religion African Islam and ChristianityHealing and Wholeness in African Traditional Religion African Islam and Christianity



oracles , magic ) . So it can be said that Islam would have no problem accepting
some aspects of traditional African magical practices as legitimate . 644 Magical
procedures directed towards such legitimate ends as the cure of disease , the ...

Author: Blaise Emebo

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030243605

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Page: 383

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Aside from the availability of Christian magic , Islamic magical beliefs and
practices surely increased with the Arab conquests and the subsequent
widespread conversions to Islam . Although magic , like sufism , was essentially
esoteric ...

Author: Michael Walters Dols

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046859149

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Page: 543

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This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources, from the fields of history, literature, and art, the late Michael Dols explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society, and examines attitudes towards individuals afflicted by mental illness or disability. The book demonstrates the links between Christian and Muslim medical beliefs and practices, and traces the influence of certain Christian beliefs, such as miracle-working, on Islamic practices. It breaks new ground in analysing the notions of the romantic fool, the wise fool, and the holy fool in medieval Islam within the framework of perceptions of mental illness. It shows that the madman was not regarded as a pariah, an outcast, or a scapegoat. This is a comprehensive and original work, whose insights into magic, medicine, and religion combine to open up our understanding of medieval Islamic society.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic WorldThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World



A similarly negative attitude toward magic exists in various Muslim societies .
Educated people in particular , whether traditionalists or modernists , have been
apt to look down on magical practices as mere superstitions of the ignorant and
to ...

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076001555171

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Page: 466

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Llewellyn s 2005 Magical AlmanacLlewellyn s 2005 Magical Almanac



Author: Llewellyn

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 0738701386

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Page: 384

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Magician, shaman, pagan, witch Whatever your magical worldview, you can inform your practice and add variety to both seasonal and everyday rituals with the help of Llewellyn's 2005 Magical Almanac. Over the years, this little treasury of folklore, recipes, myths, and meditations has become a trusted companion to practitioners of various magical paths. The calendar section includes information on the Moon's sign and phase, traditional Pagan holidays, and incense and color correspondences that will maximize the energy of your workings. This year's almanac focuses on magic from around the globe, and features eighty insightful articles by your favorite authors, including: Greek Wicca by Olivia O'Meir The Charge of the God by Steven E. Repko The Magic of the Crystal Ball by Sedwin Aboriginal Dreaming by Emely Flak Rasputin: Holy Devil by Denise Dumars Midnight Muse: A Spell for Creativity by Christine Jette Basic Shamanic Tools & Practices by S. Y. Zenith Sports Goddesses by Cerridwen Iris Shea Pine Tree Lore by James Kambos Chinese Creation Myths by Julianna Yau Contributors also include: Nina Lee Braden, Ellen Dugan, Magenta Griffith, Christine Jette, Jonathan Keyes, Kristin Madden, Sharynne NicMhacha, Anthony Louis, Janina Renée, and Tammy Sullivan