By Ze'ev Maghen
Islam prides itself on being “the faith of facility”. Muslim assets are unanimous in assigning to Judaism the function of counterweight during this regard, saying it a approach of “burdens and shackles” during which the Jews “oppressed their souls”. This neat polarity either fueled, and used to be the manufactured from, a desirable reciprocal approach: even as that sharî'a used to be being created within the adverse picture of halakha, halakha used to be being retroactively re-imagined via Muslim jurists and exegetes because the antipode of sharî'a . even supposing scholarly reviews of the intertexture of Islam and Judaism abound, few have touched upon the Muslim tradition’s conception and usage of Jewish legislations, and none has performed so extensive. This e-book goals to fill that lacuna and additional our knowing of the age-old include and grapple among the 2 faiths.
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5:5. O n the ensuing jurisprudence surrounding interfaith marriages, see Yohanan Friedmann, Tolerance and Coercion in Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), chapter 5; and Suzan A. Spectorsky, "Women of the People of the Book: Intermarriage in Early Fiqh Texts" in Benjamin H. ), Judaism and Islam: Boundaries, Communication and Interaction - Essays in Honor of William M. Brinner (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000), 269-78. 18 Visiting the second "heaven" during his celebrated mi'räj (ascension), Muhammad indeed witnessed "men with lips like camels, with pieces of fire like stones in their hands.
This is evidently his way of portraying what tradition describes as the nights of Ramadan during which Gabriel taught Muhammad the Qur'än. 15 19:12 26 2. Clemency as Policy f o r y o u ( w a - m i n al-layli fa-tahajjad bihi näfilatan laka), f o r the fulfillm e n t of w h i c h y o u r L o r d m a y exalt y o u t o a high s t a t i o n " ( Q . 1 7 : 7 9 ) . A l t h o u g h the issue of n o c t u r n a l d e v o t i o n s is h i g h l y c o m p l e x a n d s h o t - t h r o u g h w i t h exegetical a n d juristic d i s p u t e s , 3 the f o l l o w i n g c o m p o s i t e s k e t c h m a y r e s p o n s i b l y b e o f f e r e d .
73:1-3 is formulated in the singular, the hadlth perceives its addressees to be the Muslims at large. Alternate versions of this report are sometimes connected to the special nocturnal prayers of Ramadan (taräwib), and depict a gradual convergence of the believers on the Prophets mosque over a three day period during that month, as word spread of their leader's exceptional practice. 15 19:12 28 2. Clemency as Policy What began as a personal precept intended for Muhammad alone was thus expanded into a universal statute.
After Hardship Cometh Ease: The Jews as Backdrop for Muslim Moderation by Ze'ev Maghen