Patricia Crone & Michael Cook HAGARISM The Making of the Islamic World HAGARISM THE MAKING OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD PATRICIA CRONE SENIOR . A classic revisionist work on the formation of Islam. Hagarism; The Making Of The Islamic World Crone, Cook. by Patricia Crone. Publication. This is a paperback edition of a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors.

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During this early period, the Jews and the Hagarenes united under a faith loosely described as Judeo-Hagarism, in order to recover the holy land from the Christian Byzantines. The doctrinal resources of this faith extend to a scriptu- rally ambiguous but essentially revivalist role for Muhammad himself 2: As shown below p.

The E-mail Address es field is required. In the short run, the rabbinical back- ground helps to explain the emergence in the strongly Judaic milieu of Iraq of a movement which stripped the imamate of its priestly character.

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Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

Granted, the conclusions of this book are also totally unacceptable to any Muslim who values their traditions and beliefs. The faith which had most to offer the Hagarenes at this level was Samaritanism.

Muhammad’s ‘province’ was now reinterpreted as his ‘city’. Donner, writing in the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin incommented on the negative press the book initially received. As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already engendered much debate. That this solution was in part adopted is suggested by the curiously metro- politan character which Medina displays in certain respects: They had to find it moreover in a part of Arabia less contaminated by Judaism than Medina, the scene of the transposed andretrojected Hagarene break with the Jews.

The repression of messianism had reduced his mission to that of a monotheist preacher of rather ill-defined status.

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The result was the introduction of an exilic quality into the relation- ship between political authority and sacred geography in Hagarism.

On the one hand they could proceed after the manner of the Ethiopian Christ- ians, that is to say by themselves adopting Israelite descent. Only yhe the God of Abraham, go and take possession of your country which God gave to your father Abraham, and none will be able to resist you in the struggle, for God is with you. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

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University of California Press. Thus Sebeos, without direcdy attesting the messianic theme, helps to provide a doctrinal context in which it is thoroughly at home.


They might not be able to fight, but unlike the Syrians they had at least something to mourn. Here as there, of course, the priests survived.

A wide variety of results come about, which range from an outright rejection of certain pre-Islamic ideas to an absorption of others into Islamic thought as seen for example in ahgarism case of Iranian political ideas. The most obvious solution was simply to up-grade the base tometro- 24 The Samaritan caiques politan status: The tradition expresses dogma, and tells historically irreconcilable and anachronistic accounts of the community’s past.

Cameron rated it really liked it Jul 12, Tye again, there is no direct early testimony as to the date of this event. Hagarism is thus classed as hagaeism Pentateuchal religion.

These debts are acknowledged in their proper places ; such acknowledgements should be taken to indicate that the substance of the idea is not to be credited to us, not that the form in which it appears can be debited to Dr Wansbrough.

It is however likely to do maknig at a price: You may have already requested this item. It added to me extra knowledge about how non-Muslims portrayed Islam at that early stage and made me aware of the non-muslim sources about Islam. The Samaritans had faced the problem of dissociation from Judaism before the Christians, and without ever being absorbed by them. Return to Book Page. Ibad, and Ritter, ‘Studien zur Geschichte der islamischen From- migkeit’, p. In the first place, this early plurality is attested in a number of ways.

In the first place he provides a clear statement of the Palestinian orientation of the movement, a feature implicit in the messianic scenario and independendy attested wold the Jacobite historical tradition; 42 it is of course in some tension with the insistence of the Islamic tradition that the religious metropolis of the invaders was, already at the time of the conquest, identified with Mecca rather than Jerusalem.

It is true that the ghost of Babylon haunted lower Iraq for some two centuries in the shape of the client kingdom of Mesene which, though founded by an Iranian satrap, soon went Aramaic; 78 and there were no doubt other Aramean kings under the Parthians.

The initial Hagarene involvement with Judaism had been too brief in duration and too messianic in content to leave much scholastic residue.

Hagarism; The Making Of The Islamic World Crone, Cook

Though they have some differences on specific details of the story, they all follow a general pattern, and this pattern is the reason for the universal agreement about the main lines of the beginnings of the Islamic history, until Rashidun period at least. This had two fundamental implications for the character of the Zoro- astrian community. The book has promoted that its discoveries will “destroy” the essence of Islam and its theology.


The Syrians were not, of course, unique in being haunted by demons; demonic intervention was the usual fashion in which a dis- integrating universe communicated its state of disorder to mankind in late antiquity.

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As it was Rome saved the Greeks. In the first place, Zoroastrianism lived in easy symbiosis with the Magian priesthood ; and the Magi could contribute to the realisation of the national potential of Zoroastrianism in two ways. But if grace did something to offset the effects of the Fall, Paradise was still not regained.

Outside Syria these intrusions tended to represent circumscribed enclaves of meaninglessness, sin and evil in a world which could still be brought to make sense; but in Syria they tended to pervade the world, defiling man and matter with an evil which surpassed human imagination. Lex Fufia Teh and the Muslim law of bequests — Notes to the text.

But the actual character of religious authority as it existed in this milieu was clearly antithetical to the smooth functioning of such an institution. It was not difficult to see Muhammad in the Mosaic role of the leader of an exodus, and there was th no reason why he should not complete the performance by receiving revelation on an appro- priate sacred mountain. In the figure of Jesus Christianity hagaris, a messiah fully disengaged from the political fortunes of the Jews.

Greek priests dispensed no national philosophy, and Greek philosophers were no substitute for a national priesthood.

The evidence offered by the authors is far too tentative and conjectural and possibly contradictory to conclude that Arab-Jewish relations were as intimate as they would wish them to have been. The historicity of the Islamic tradition is thus to some degree problematic: Makiny the Sira provides clear instances of the identification of Muhammad as the Deuteronomic prophet. Jethro is of course the father-in-law of Moses and the model proselyte B.