By Stephen Burge

Angels are a easy guideline of trust in Islam, showing in a variety of forms and genres of textual content, from eschatology to legislation and theology to devotional fabric. This e-book offers the 1st complete research of angels in Islam, via an research of a suite of traditions (had?th) compiled by means of 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 presents an research and important translation of hadith integrated 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 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 function angels. From this it really is attainable to put al-Suy?t?’s assortment in its non secular and old milieu, development at the learn of angels in Judaism and Christianity to discover points of comparative spiritual ideals approximately angels in addition to pertaining to Muslim ideals approximately angels to wider debates in Islamic Studies.

Broadening the learn of Islamic angelology and offering an important quantity of newly translated fundamental resource fabric, this ebook might be of significant curiosity to students of Islam, divinity, and comparative religion.

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