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O'Meara, Simon (2012) 'The Space Between Here and There: The Prophet's Night Journey as an Allegory of Islamic Ritual Prayer.' Middle Eastern Literatures, 15 (3). pp. 232-239.

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Abstract

This paper commences with an analysis of Qur'an 17:1, the Prophet's alleged night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, which it interprets as an allegory of Islamic ritual prayer. By way of this interpretation, the paper subsequently reviews Islam as a particularly spatially oriented religion and proposes a spatial reading of the word ‘Islam’ itself.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History of Art and Archaeology
ISSN: 1475262X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/1475262X.2012.726573
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2015 12:13
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20485

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