Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures
By: Richard Foltz (author)Paperback
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This is the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts some of the key ethical questions facing Muslims today.
Richard C. Folz is Associate Professor of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal. A specialist in Iranian Studies, his research also focuses on the relationship between religion and nature, and on Muslim civilizations in general. He has lectured extensively in both America and the Middle East, and is the recipient of several scholarships and awards. His previous works include Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran shaped the World's Religions (Oneworld 2004)
Preface xi Introduction: Islam, Muslims, and Non-human Animals 1 Muslims and Islam: Some Facts and Definitions 8 1 Animals in Islamic Source Texts 11 2 Animals in Islamic Law 29 3 Animals in Philosophy and Science 47 4 Animals in Literature and Art 65 5 Contemporary Muslim Views on 6 Towards an Islamic Vegetarianism 105 7 Muslim Attitudes Towards Dogs 129 Conclusions 145 Notes 153 Bibliography 173 Organizations 181 Index 184
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