By Stephen Burge
Angels are a uncomplicated guiding principle of trust in Islam, showing in numerous varieties and genres of textual content, from eschatology to legislations and theology to devotional fabric. This ebook provides the 1st entire research of angels in Islam, via an research of a suite of traditions (had?th) compiled via the fifteenth century polymath Jal?l al-D?n al-Suy?t? (d. 911/1505).
With a spotlight at the significant angels in Islam, the writer offers an research and demanding translation of hadith incorporated 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 increase, exploring why angels are named specifically methods; how angels are defined and portrayed within the had?th; the ways that angels engage with people; and the theological controversies which function angels. From this it's attainable to put al-Suy?t?’s assortment in its non secular and historic milieu, development at the research of angels in Judaism and Christianity to discover points of comparative spiritual ideals approximately angels in addition to concerning Muslim ideals approximately angels to wider debates in Islamic Studies.
Broadening the examine of Islamic angelology and offering an important quantity of newly translated fundamental resource fabric, this booklet may be of significant curiosity to students of Islam, divinity, and comparative religion.
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