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Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures

Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures (Hardback)

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From references to animals in the Qu'ran to modern-day websites on Islamic vegetarianism, Richard C. Foltz presents the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts the key ethical questions facing Muslims today. Modern advances in science and technology and the increasing prevalence of techniques such as bioengineering and factory farming have forced many religions to reassess their traditional notions of animal rights and, as Foltz demonstrates, Muslims are increasingly asking their tradition to respond to such issues. Scholarly yet accessible, this is an original and informative contribution to Islamic studies, and will be essential reading for anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, with an interest in the significance of religion and culture for the contemporary animal rights debate.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsHumanist & secular alternatives to religionReligion & BeliefsIslamReligion & BeliefsOther non-Christian religionsReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalReligious issues & debates Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 01/11/2005 ISBN-13: 9781851683970  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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)

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