Celebrating Muḥammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry

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University of South Carolina Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 125 pages
Celebrating Muhammad examines a vital but often misunderstood aspect of Islamic piety - the deeply felt love and devotion of contemporary Muslims for the Prophet Muhammad and the importance that this devotion plays in their daily religious lives. Ali S. Asani and Kamal Abdel-Malek examine various portrayals of the Prophet found in Islamic poetry to reveal the significant impact of local cultural and literary idioms on Muslim expressions of admiration for Muhammad.

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Background and Introduction
The Bridegroom Prophet

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About the author (1995)

Ali S. Asani is Professor of the Practice of Indo-Muslim Languages and Cultures at Harvard University.

Kamal Abdel-Malek is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University.

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