“Nations Like Yourselves”

Some Muslim Debates over Qur’an 6:38

Authored by: Tim Winter

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138592728
eBook ISBN: 9780429489846
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Recent studies of the place of animals in Islamic religious culture have often taken the form of general surveys of the scriptural data, prophetic practice, and the place of animals in the classics of Muslim literature. Beginning with a synthetic overview of this genre, this paper will tentatively identify some reasons for the theological and Sufi treatment of the animal kingdom, and propose its re-reading as an integral component of an ‘Ishmaelite’ theology of the oppressed.

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