Angels in Islam
Jalal Al-Din Al-Suyuti's Al-Haba'ik Fi Akhbar Al-Mala'ik
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|Format:||Hardcover, 352 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 December 2011|
Angels are a basic tenet of belief for all Muslims, appearing in various types and genres of text, from eschatology to law and theology to devotional material. This book examines the role of angels in Islam and includes translations of relevant hadith.
By providing selected translations of the hIadAth in this collection, the majority of which have never been translated before, along with an analysis of the material it contains, the book thoroughly explores Islamic angelology within this work. From this it is possible to begin to investigate beliefs about angels in the wider hIadAth literature and in the Islamic tradition more generally, enabling the study of angels in Islam to be broadened beyond the relatively narrow scope currently seen in modern scholarship.
Table of Contents
Part I: Angels, Islam and al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik 1. Angels in Classical Islam and Contemporary Scholarship 2. Al-Suyuti and his Works Part II: Themes in Islamic Angelology 3. Naming Angels 4. Imagining Angels 5. Angelic Companions 6. Angels and Theology Part III: Translation of al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik 7. Translation and Notes on al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik Part IV: Conclusions 8. Angels in Islam and Islamic Angelology. Appendices
About the Author
Stephen Burge is a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. His main areas of research are in the life and works of al-Suyuti, hadith studies, tafsir and angelology.