Atlas of the Qur'an by Shawqi Abu Khalil

By Shawqi Abu Khalil

An real choice of the Qur'anic info with Maps, Tables and photographs This Atlas is new in its topic, an issue that has no longer been touched earlier than. It is helping whoever recites the Quran or reports it to specify the destinations pointed out by means of the Noble Verses, and to mark these areas of historical humans pointed out within the Qur'an. this is often in addition to finding components the place the incidents of the prophetic Seerah happened. finally the diligent reader will simply realize these areas, know about them, and take heed of them whereas reciting. finally the diligent reader will simply realize these locations, know about them, and take heed of them whereas reciting. The Atlas has additionally published vague locations we used to go through inattentively, just like the website the place Nuh's Ark settled, the location of the curved Sand-hills {Al Ahqah}, the cave of the younger devoted males, the homes of median, the location of Sodom and different locations made up our minds via the Atlas reckoning on trustworthy resources. hence the Atlas removes the entire guessing and the fantasies we used to come across whilst reciting the Noble Koran, and takes us to the categorical position.

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Cf. , Anthony W. ; Steven Merritt Miner, Stalin’s Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941–1945 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003). Jason Nice, Sacred History and National Identity: Comparisons between Early Modern Wales and Brittany, Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009). Veer, Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India. 4. Cf. Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, 42. 5. , 72. 6. , 72–3. 7. Steven Elliott Grosby, Nationalism: A Very Short Introductions (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 80.

What might be sacred for one denomination could be profane for another. “The sacred is simply what is deemed sacred by any group”53 For Twelver Shi‘i Muslims, the tombs of their Imams are among the holiest sites of Islam. 54 Thus, the scopes and limits of secular objects and subjects are open to interpretation. Within these interpretations, there are constant shrinkages and expansions. Some religious interpretations might not leave any room for distinctions between the two. ”55 Hence, it is one’s “attitude of mind” or the intent of the agent that determines what may be considered sacred or secular.

5. , 72. 6. , 72–3. 7. Steven Elliott Grosby, Nationalism: A Very Short Introductions (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 80. 8. See Asad, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam, 27–54; Katherine Pratt Ewing, Arguing 42 K. SOLEIMANI Sainthood: Modernity, Psychoanalysis, and Islam (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2006). 9. Quoted in Asad, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam, 47. 10.

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