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. A Tourist in the Dunya

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195305593
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0048
. A Tourist in the Dunya

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The family home of Muhammad Rushdi is located in al–'Arub, a little village not far from Bethlehem. After Muhammad's death, his brother said, the family had been besieged with visitors wanting to offer their condolences. Everyone had heard of Muhammad 'Aziz Rushdi and they printed as many as twenty thousand martyr cards as mementoes for the mourners. For Muslims, the greatest thing that one can wish for is to be in Paradise. Rushdi wanted this all the time. It was also a common charge made by Islamists that the Jews and Christians had changed their scriptures to hold back the advance of Islam.

Keywords: Muhammad Rushdi; Islamists; martyr cards; Paradise

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Subjects: Islam

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