By Stephen Burge
Angels are a uncomplicated guiding principle of trust in Islam, showing in quite a few kinds and genres of textual content, from eschatology to legislations and theology to devotional fabric. This booklet offers the 1st finished examine of angels in Islam, via an research of a set 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 primary angels in Islam, the writer offers an research and significant translation of hadith incorporated in al-Suyuti’s al-Haba’ik fi akhbar al-mala’ik (‘The association of the Traditions approximately Angels’) – a lot of that are translated into English for the 1st time. The e-book discusses the problems that the had?th elevate, exploring why angels are named particularly methods; how angels are defined and portrayed within the had?th; the ways that angels engage with people; and the theological controversies which characteristic angels. From this it truly is attainable to put al-Suy?t?’s assortment in its spiritual and historic milieu, development at the examine of angels in Judaism and Christianity to discover points of comparative non secular ideals approximately angels in addition to pertaining to Muslim ideals approximately angels to wider debates in Islamic Studies.
Broadening the examine of Islamic angelology and delivering an important quantity of newly translated basic resource fabric, this ebook can 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