The Spiritual Background of Early Islam: Studies in Ancient Arab Concepts
In a series of essays devoted to key terms and ideas in Islam, Bravmann argues on the basis of pre-Islamic and early Islamic texts for an Arabian background to the rise of the religion. In pursuing a through philological examination of the evidence, Bravmann finds core values and ideas of Islam deeply embedded in ancient Arab linguisticexpression. His work continues to provide a critical element in the debates about theemergence of Islam and cannot be ignored by anyone trying to assess the complexhistoriographical problems that surround the issue.
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Heroic Motives in Early Arabic Literature
Sunnah and Related Concepts
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above-quoted Abu Bakr Agdni Ahlwardt al-A'sa al-Farazdaq alayhi ancient Arab appears aqdda aslama at-Ta'i ba'da Bakr Banu basic bay'ah benefaction bihi caliph Caskel concept connection considered context ddlika death deeds Diwan Diwdn early Arab early Islamic expression fadl faqdla Farazdaq fight following line following passage Goldziher hattd helper HiSdm Hnda ibid Ibn HiSam Ibn Sa'd idea igtihdd illa implied inna interpretation Islam kasaba kdna l-Muslimina Labid lahu literally lldhi lldhu madd meaning mentioned min-a Muhammad Muslims n-ndsi Noldeke noun original person phrase poem practice pre-Islamic procedure Prophet Qays qdla quote the following Qur'anic ra'y refer respect root sanna Schacht scholion sense sentence sirah sl'm someone specific sunnah Sura Surah surplus surrender synonymous Tabari tabdya'u term tradition translation tumma Umar usage Utman variant verb verse wa'in wakdna walam wald wamd waqad wazir word yadin zahri