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1st Edition

Beliefs and Institutions

ISBN 9780415440639
Published November 29, 2007 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

In this book, originally published in 1929, Lammens is primarily concerned with the problem of Mohammad’s personality and prophetic career – one of the central issues of Islamic history. He argues that Mohammad’s career must be considered within the context of the urban and mercantile society of seventeenth century Mecca and rejects the idea that Islam was principally the creation of a nomadic environment.


Table of Contents

The Cradle of Islam: Pre-Islamite Arabia

Muhammad: The Founder of Islam

The Qoran

The "Sunna" or Tradition of Islam

Jurisprudence and Islamic Law

Asceticism and Mysticism of Islam

The Sects of Islam

Reformists and Modernists


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