The Miracles of the Prophet

Julian Johansen

in Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198267577
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oriental Monographs

The Miracles of the Prophet

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The Muslims' sense of closeness and devotion to the Prophet has inspired especially passionate feelings amongst those who discuss his acts and qualities. Having sought to establish the permissibility of miracles in theory, Sheikh Muṭammad goes on to consider objections of a more technical nature. In examining the controversial status of the Prophet, it has been seen that Sheikh Muṭammad is keen to reject any suggestions that the Prophet was just an ordinary man, and brings to bear the methods of Ḥadīth scholarship to authenticate the accounts of prophetic miracles and to substantiate his claims. It is suggested that he maintains a cautiously pragmatic approach to the presentation of controversial material.

Keywords: Prophet; Sheikh Muṭammad; Ḥadīth; prophetic miracles

Chapter.  7412 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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