Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood

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Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood

John Renard

This book tells stories about a host of characters whom many Muslims have regarded as astonishing despite their ordinariness. In the chapters that follow, a way of understanding has been offered to how those characters have functioned in the lives of Muslims of diverse cultural, social, economic, and political contexts. Questions of historicity, though generally shifted to the background, have their place here, particularly in looking at institutional developments. But above all, readers need to become travelers in the realms of the religious imagination as well as in those of space and time. This book offers a broad introduction to the global phenomenon of Islamic personalities who function as embodiments or personifications of sanctity.


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  • The original name of the book
  • the writerJohn Renard
  • Translator
  • PublisherUniversity of California Press
  • GroupingPhilosophy & Irfan
  • Size1505265
  • PriceFree
  • Year2008
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