By Stephen Burge
Angels are a uncomplicated guideline of trust in Islam, showing in a variety of forms and genres of textual content, from eschatology to legislation and theology to devotional fabric. This e-book offers the 1st entire learn of angels in Islam, via an research of a suite of traditions (had?th) compiled by way of the fifteenth century polymath Jal?l al-D?n al-Suy?t? (d. 911/1505).
With a spotlight at the relevant angels in Islam, the writer presents an research and important translation of hadith integrated in al-Suyuti’s al-Haba’ik fi akhbar al-mala’ik (‘The association of the Traditions approximately Angels’) – lots of that are translated into English for the 1st time. The booklet discusses the problems that the had?th bring up, exploring why angels are named specifically methods; how angels are defined and portrayed within the had?th; the ways that angels have interaction with people; and the theological controversies which characteristic angels. From this it's attainable to put al-Suy?t?’s assortment in its spiritual and ancient milieu, construction at the learn of angels in Judaism and Christianity to discover features of comparative non secular ideals approximately angels in addition to pertaining to Muslim ideals approximately angels to wider debates in Islamic Studies.
Broadening the research of Islamic angelology and delivering an important volume of newly translated basic resource fabric, this e-book may be of significant curiosity to students of Islam, divinity, and comparative religion.
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Angels in Islam: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by Stephen Burge