The Resource The dream in Islam : from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration, Iain R. Edgar

The dream in Islam : from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration, Iain R. Edgar

Label
The dream in Islam : from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration
Title
The dream in Islam
Title remainder
from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration
Statement of responsibility
Iain R. Edgar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The war in the Middle East is marked by a lack of cultural knowledge on the part of the western forces, and this book deals with another, widely ignored element of Islam-the role of dreams in everyday life. The practice of using night dreams to make important life decisions can be traced to Middle Eastern dream traditions and practices that preceded the emergence of Islam. In this study, the author explores some key aspects of Islamic dream theory and interpretation as well as the role and significance of night dreams for contemporary Muslims. In his analysis of the Islamic debates surrounding the role of "true" dreams in historical and contemporary Islamic prophecy, the author specifically addresses the significance of Al-Qaeda and Taliban dream practices and ideology. Dreams of "heaven," for example, are often instrumental in determining Jihadist suicidal action, and "heavenly" dreams are also evidenced within other contemporary human conflicts such as Israel-Palestine and Kosovo-Serbia. By exploring patterns of dreams within this context, a cross-cultural, psychological, and experiential understanding of the role and significance of such contemporary critical political and personal imagery can be achieved. -- Product Description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edgar, Iain R
Index
index present
LC call number
BP190.5.D73
LC item number
E34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dreams
  • Dream interpretation
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Dreams in literature
  • Islam
  • Traum
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Islam
  • Traum
  • Traum
  • Islam
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Literatur
  • Dream interpretation
  • Dreams in literature
  • Dreams
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Islamic countries
Label
The dream in Islam : from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration, Iain R. Edgar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Context and history: dreams as perceived metaphysical and divinatory knowledge in Islam -- Methodology -- Istikhara: Islamic dream incubation -- Sufism and dreaming -- Militant jihadist dreaming in the Middle East and the united kingdom -- Dreams of Mullah Omar, Taliban leader -- Dream interpretation resources (dictionaries) in Islam -- A comparison of Islamic dream theory and western psychological theories of the dream
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 150 pages
Isbn
9780857452351
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011016472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)704378347
  • (OCoLC)ocn704378347
Label
The dream in Islam : from Qur'anic tradition to Jihadist inspiration, Iain R. Edgar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Context and history: dreams as perceived metaphysical and divinatory knowledge in Islam -- Methodology -- Istikhara: Islamic dream incubation -- Sufism and dreaming -- Militant jihadist dreaming in the Middle East and the united kingdom -- Dreams of Mullah Omar, Taliban leader -- Dream interpretation resources (dictionaries) in Islam -- A comparison of Islamic dream theory and western psychological theories of the dream
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 150 pages
Isbn
9780857452351
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011016472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)704378347
  • (OCoLC)ocn704378347

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