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Exile and Return: Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind

Ian Richard Netton

in Living Islamic History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780748637386
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653218 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0012
Exile and Return: Diasporas of the Secular and Sacred Mind

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This chapter discusses how the image of terrestrial return reflects celestial return. Linking this connection to the notions of exile and diaspora, it analyses various texts from the Western culture and texts from the Islamic culture, including the Qur’an, poetry and prose, in order to show how they fit into this framework of ideas.

Keywords: terrestrial return; celestial return; notions of exile; diaspora; Islamic culture; Qur’an

Chapter.  5980 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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