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Manaqib


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Hagiographical/biographical genre recounting the merits and miraculous deeds of holy persons. Muslim saints are typically portrayed in opposition to non-Muslim detractors, doubting Muslims, or other saints. Texts dealing with manaqib typically include hierarchies of saints and their territories and patronage. Discussions of Muhammad's virtues and miracles are particularly prominent.

See also Hagiography

Subjects: Islam.


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