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Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ritual and Practice

Edited by: Oliver Leaman

Print publication date:  June  2022
Online publication date:  June  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367491239
eBook ISBN: 9781003044659
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003044659
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Book description

Ritual and practice are one of the most distinctive features of religion, and they are linked with its central beliefs. Islam is no exception here, and this Handbook covers many aspects of those beliefs and practices. It describes the variety of what takes place but mainly why, and what the implications of both the theory and practice have for our understanding of Islam. The book includes accounts of prayer, food, pilgrimage, mosques, and the various legal and doctrinal schools that exist within Islam, with the focus on how they influence practice.



The volume is organized in terms of texts, groups, practices, places, and others. An attempt has been made to discuss the wide range of Muslim ritual and practice and provide a sound guide to this significant aspect of the religious life of one of the largest groups of believers in the world today.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Qur'an Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Hadith Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Hanafis Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Hanbalis Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Malikis Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Salafi Ritual Law and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Shafiʿis Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Shi‘i Rituals and Practices Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Ismailis Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ibadis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Ritual Practices among the ʿAlawis, the Druze, the Ahmadis, and Black Muslims Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sufis Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Returning to God Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Prayer Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Language, Ritual, and Non-Ritual Prayer Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Qur'an Recital Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ramadan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mawlid Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Circumcision Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Halal Slaughter Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Tahara Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Social Dynamics of Khulʿ  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Islamic Fashion Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Young Adults Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sacred Space  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sacred Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Twelver Shi‘a Pilgrimage Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Ziyara (ʿAlawi Ritual and Practice) Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Qibla Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Animals as Agents? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Heresy or Moral Imperative? Download PDF
Chapter  32:  “Islamic Reformism” Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Qur'an, Rituals, and Muslim Memory of Jews Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Muslim Attitudes to Christian Ritual and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Interfaith Practices Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Ritual, Embodiment and Creativity in the Muslim Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Secular World Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Rituals, Equality, and Difference Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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