By Josef Meri
This obtainable learn is the 1st serious research of the cult of saints between Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the close to East. via case reports of saints and their devotees, dialogue of the structure of monuments, exam of devotional items, and research of rules of "holiness", Meri depicts the practices of dwelling faith and explores the typical historical past of those faiths.
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Said to us one day, ‘I saw the angels in a night vision taking away the pillar of the Book. They took it and aimed with it for al-Sha¯m (amadu¯ bi-hi ila¯ . ). ’ ” ’ 23 24 Al-Raba ı¯, Fad Ibid. 11. a¯ il al-Sham, 8, 10. 25 In the biographical account of the Sufi saint Shaykh Arsla¯n (d. 550/1155), the water of the well he dug contained baraka. u¯lu¯n states: Shaykh Arsla¯n at first used to worship in a small mosque inside Ba¯b Tu¯ma¯, which at present is known as his station (maqa¯m) in the vicinity of his house and his carpenter’s shop.
J. ,’ BEO 13 (1949–51), 71–84. ı¯fa fi-al-Maza¯ra¯t al-Sharı¯fa, Damascus, Maktabat al-Asad 11386, fos. 41v–42r. 50 Ya¯qu¯t, Mujam al-Bulda¯n, ed. F. Wüstenfeld, 6 vols. (Leipzig, 1866–73), 3. 209–10. 51 Al-Harawı¯, Isha¯ra¯t, 18; cf. ı¯ra fı¯ Dhikr Umara¯ al-Sha¯m wa-al-Jazı¯ra, ed. S. al-Dahha¯n (Damascus, 1962), 276. 52 Al-Harawı¯, Isha¯ra¯t, 28. ammad al-H . asan b. Ibra¯hı¯m b. al-Khashsha¯b . . told me that the Amir Sayf al-Dı¯n Alı¯ b. Qilij commanded that that inscription be translated and commissioned one of the Byzantine theologians in Aleppo.
39. 36 Concerning these shrines, see pp. 222–7 and 229–40. 37 Adler, Jewish Travellers, 67. 38 v Kaftor va-Perah . , ed. H. Edelmann (Berlin, 1852), fo. 47 . Quoted from J. Prawer, ‘R. i-Rishon le-H . ” ’, in Y. ), Erez. Shomron: Ha-Kinnus. i haSheloshim le-Yedi at ha-Arez. (Jerusalem, 1973), 112. 20 Sacred Topography Demarcating and perceiving the sacred Jewish and Muslim devotees perceived and demarcated the sacred through the senses and ritual. In both instances, they experienced extraordinary phenomena, which were anything but supernatural.
The Cult of Saints Among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria by Josef Meri