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Animals in the Qur'an


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1. Animals outside Islamic tradition; 2. Exegesis, exegetes and relevant notions; 3. Are they inferior?; 4. Depiction of nonhuman animals in the Qur'an; 5. The status of humans in the Qur'an.

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Challenging the prevalent view, this book illustrates the importance of animals in the Islamic tradition, in which they are viewed as equal beings to humans.

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Sarra Tlili is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida.


'Animals in the Qur'an is a thought-provoking invitation to consider the past history and future potential for religious traditions to argue for the nature, worth, and rights of the animal world as well as the role of pre-modern theology in our contemporary turn to ecology.' Marginalia

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