Muhammad's body: baraka networks and the prophetic assemblage

Introduction: What can a prophetic body do? -- Reading the prophetic body: genealogy, physiognomy, and witness -- Muhammad's heart: the modified body -- Bottling Muhammad: corporeal traces -- The sex of revelation: prophethood and gendered bodies -- Secreting baraka: Muhammad's body after...

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Main Author: Knight, Michael Muhammad 1977-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press [2020]
Series/Journal:Islamic civilization and Muslim networks
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Muḥammad 570-632 / Body
Further subjects:B Hadith
B Human body Religious aspects Islam
B Barakah
B Muḥammad Prophet -632
B Human body Social aspects (Islamic countries)
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Summary:Introduction: What can a prophetic body do? -- Reading the prophetic body: genealogy, physiognomy, and witness -- Muhammad's heart: the modified body -- Bottling Muhammad: corporeal traces -- The sex of revelation: prophethood and gendered bodies -- Secreting baraka: Muhammad's body after Muhammad -- Conclusions: The Nabi without organs (NwO).
"Knight approaches hadith and sira as important religio-cultural and literary phenomena in their own right. In rich detail, he lays out the immense variety of questions and depictions early followers produced regarding Muhammad's sacred power (baraka)-its boundaries, effects, and limits. Drawing on insights from contemporary theory about the body, he shows how changing representations of the Prophet's body helped to legitimatize certain types of people or individuals as religious authorities, while marginalizing or delegitimizing others. For some Sunni Muslims, Knight concludes, claims of religious authority today continue to be connected to ideas about Muhammad's body"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1469658909