The Resource The origins of muslim prayer : sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual, by Justin Paul Heinz, (electronic resource)

The origins of muslim prayer : sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual, by Justin Paul Heinz, (electronic resource)

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The origins of muslim prayer : sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual
Title
The origins of muslim prayer
Title remainder
sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual
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by Justin Paul Heinz
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Language
eng
Summary
While salat is a central aspect of Islamic practice, the way the first Muslims developed the prayer ritual has not been widely researched. This study employs the theory of syncretism to show that religious rituals practiced in Jewish traditions, Zoroastrian traditions, Christian traditions and traditions indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula influenced how the Muslim daily prayer was developed. Four aspects of salat are considered: washing before prayer, prostration, direction faced during prayer and number of times prayer is performed throughout the day. A set of criteria for potential syncretic influence is applied to historical evidence of religious practice in specific communities in the Northeast Africa, Southwest Asia region in the sixth and seventh centuries. The criteria are similarity in practice, contact between early Muslims and other religious individuals or groups, and the extent of that contact. When these criteria are met, possible syncretic influence is indicated. Conclusions reached indicate that ritual washing was influenced by Jewish and Zoroastrian practice. Prostration was likely an influence from indigenous Arabian traditions and not from Jewish and Christian traditions, as previous studies have concluded. Direction faced during prayer was an influence stemming from the Jewish tradition. Number of times prayer is performed throughout the day was primarily a Zoroastrian influence, while other traditions also likely had some influence
Cataloging source
MUU
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Heinz, Justin Paul
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Baum, Robert M.
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  • Salat
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Posture in worship
  • Qiblah
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specialized
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The origins of muslim prayer : sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual, by Justin Paul Heinz, (electronic resource)
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 12, 2009)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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430226249
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430226249
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The origins of muslim prayer : sixth and seventh century religious influences on the salat ritual, by Justin Paul Heinz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 12, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430226249
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430226249
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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