By Marianna Klar
Al-Tha’labi used to be a well known Qur’anic student of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ‘Ara’is al-majalis is arguably the best and most generally consulted instance of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya’ style.
Drawing on fundamental Arabic assets, Klar applies glossy serious equipment on the way to discover the character of al-Tha’labi’s ‘Ara'is al-majalis inside its old and literary context, and thereby produces a compelling exam of the tales of Noah, activity, Saul and David as portrayed within the key historiographical and folkloric texts of the medieval Islamic interval. through an in depth research of the proper narratives, the publication considers a few common points of the human as they're displayed in those stories, from first a non secular, then a familial, and at last a social viewpoint. Touching upon the advantages and boundaries of the applying of bible study and literary motifs to Islamic fabrics, the e-book investigates the chances of interpretation raised by means of a essentially psychoanalytical analyzing of the stories of the 4 participants in query. As such, this article is going to be of significant curiosity to students of the biblical prophets, Qur’anic reports, Islamic historiography, folklore and literary criticism.
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Interpreting al-Tha'labi's Tales of the Prophets: Temptation, Responsibility and Loss (Routledge Studies in the Qur'an) by Marianna Klar