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The Prophet’s ascension : cross-cultural encounters with the Islamic mi’rāj tales / edited by Christiane Gruber and Frederick Colby.

Contributor(s): Gruber, Christiane J, 1976- | Colby, Frederick Stephen, 1969.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010Description: xi, 389 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780253353610.Subject(s): Muhammed, Peygamber, -632 -- İsra ve Miraç | Muhammad, Prophet, -632 -- Isra and Mi'raj | İslam efsaneleri -- Tarih ve eleştiri | Islamic legends -- History and criticism
Contents:
The formation of miʻrāj narratives as missionary texts -- Tours of hell and punishments of sinners in miʻrāj narratives: use and meaning of eschatology in Muḥammad’s ascension / Roberto Tottoli -- The Ilkhanid miʻrājnāma as an illustrated Sunni prayer manual / Christiane Gruber -- The Jews at the edge of the world in a Timurid-era miʻrājnāma: the islamic ascension narrative as missionary text / Maria Subtelny -- The Chaghatay miʻrājnāma attributed to Ḥakīm Süleymān Ata: a missionary text from the twelfth or thirteenth century preserved in modern manuscripts / Max Scherberger -- Contesting the eschaton in medieval Iberia: the polemical intersection of Beatus of Liébana’s commentary on the apocalypse and the Prophet’s miʻrājnāma / Heather M. Coffey -- The adaptation of miʻrāj narratives in esoteric and literary contexts -- The early Imami Shi’i narratives and contestation over intimate colloquy scenes in Muḥammad’s miʻrāj / Frederick Colby -- Prophetic ascent and the initiatory ascent in Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān’s Asās al-ta’wīl / Elizabeth R. Alexandrin -- Miʻrāj and the language of legitimation in the medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophical traditions: a case study of Avicenna and Abraham ibn Ezra / Aaron W. Hughes -- Pious journey, sacred desire: observations on the miʻrāj in early Anatolian Turkish verse narratives / Selim S. Kuru -- Skepticism and forgiveness: the miʻrāc in Veysī’s Dürretü t-tāc / Gottfried Hagen -- Mystical love, prophetic compassion, and ethics: an ascension narrative in the medieval Bengali Nabīvaṃśa of Saiyad Sultān / Ayesha Irani -- Persian illustrated lithographed books on the miʻrāj: improving children’s Shi’i beliefs in the Qajar period / Ali Boozari -- The miʻrāj as performance and ritual -- Reading the miʻrāj account as a theatrical performance: the case of -- Maʻārij al-nubuwwa / Özgen Felek -- Reworking the ascension in Ottoman lands: an eighteenth-century miʻrājnāma in Greek from Epirus / Phokion P. Kotzageorgis -- Shāh Ismāʻīl Ṣafevī and the miʻrāj: Haṭā’ī’s vision of a sacred assembly / Amelia Gallagher -- When the prophet went on the miraç he saw a lion on the road: the miraç in the Alevi-Bektaşi tradition / Vernon Schubel.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-367) and index.

The formation of miʻrāj narratives as missionary texts -- Tours of hell and punishments of sinners in miʻrāj narratives: use and meaning of eschatology in Muḥammad’s ascension / Roberto Tottoli -- The Ilkhanid miʻrājnāma as an illustrated Sunni prayer manual / Christiane Gruber -- The Jews at the edge of the world in a Timurid-era miʻrājnāma: the islamic ascension narrative as missionary text / Maria Subtelny -- The Chaghatay miʻrājnāma attributed to Ḥakīm Süleymān Ata: a missionary text from the twelfth or thirteenth century preserved in modern manuscripts / Max Scherberger -- Contesting the eschaton in medieval Iberia: the polemical intersection of Beatus of Liébana’s commentary on the apocalypse and the Prophet’s miʻrājnāma / Heather M. Coffey -- The adaptation of miʻrāj narratives in esoteric and literary contexts -- The early Imami Shi’i narratives and contestation over intimate colloquy scenes in Muḥammad’s miʻrāj / Frederick Colby -- Prophetic ascent and the initiatory ascent in Qāḍī al-Nuʻmān’s Asās al-ta’wīl / Elizabeth R. Alexandrin -- Miʻrāj and the language of legitimation in the medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophical traditions: a case study of Avicenna and Abraham ibn Ezra / Aaron W. Hughes -- Pious journey, sacred desire: observations on the miʻrāj in early Anatolian Turkish verse narratives / Selim S. Kuru -- Skepticism and forgiveness: the miʻrāc in Veysī’s Dürretü t-tāc / Gottfried Hagen -- Mystical love, prophetic compassion, and ethics: an ascension narrative in the medieval Bengali Nabīvaṃśa of Saiyad Sultān / Ayesha Irani -- Persian illustrated lithographed books on the miʻrāj: improving children’s Shi’i beliefs in the Qajar period / Ali Boozari -- The miʻrāj as performance and ritual -- Reading the miʻrāj account as a theatrical performance: the case of -- Maʻārij al-nubuwwa / Özgen Felek -- Reworking the ascension in Ottoman lands: an eighteenth-century miʻrājnāma in Greek from Epirus / Phokion P. Kotzageorgis -- Shāh Ismāʻīl Ṣafevī and the miʻrāj: Haṭā’ī’s vision of a sacred assembly / Amelia Gallagher -- When the prophet went on the miraç he saw a lion on the road: the miraç in the Alevi-Bektaşi tradition / Vernon Schubel.

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