Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures

Pages: 224
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures

Richard Foltz

Drawing on a wide range of sources, including seminal texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz explores Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries.
Paperback
9781851683987 (21 Dec 2005)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95

The Book

This is the first comprehensive study of the role of animals in the Islamic tradition. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts some of the key ethical questions facing Muslims today.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Richard C. Folz is Associate Professor of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal. A specialist in Iranian Studies, his research also focuses on the relationship between religion and nature, and on Muslim civilizations in general. He has lectured extensively in both America and the Middle East, and is the recipient of several scholarships and awards. His previous works include Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran shaped the World's Religions (Oneworld 2004)

Reviews

"For those who wish to learn about animal rights and Islam, but who are beginners when it comes to either or both, this will be an interesting book and an easy read."

- American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

"Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts some of the key ethical questions facing Muslims today."

- Concordia Journal

"Foltz's book encapulates, in a very brief and handy volume, most of the available information about animals in Islam."

- Eco Islam

--Positive review in the magazine of the Danish Vegetarian Society, it is written in Danish.

- Vegetaren

"This book endeavours to enlighten and inform the reader about the place of animals in Islam"

- Muslim World Book Review

Article "For Pet's Sake: A religious debate on whether there's an afterlife for animals" mentions the books and discusses some of Foltz views.

- Newsday.com

"For those who wish to learn about animal rights and Islam, but who are beginners when it comes to either or both, this will be an interesting book and an easy read."

- American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

"A thoroughly researched and comprehensive study on Islam and Animal Welfare."

- Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics

"Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic texts in philosophy, literature and mysticism, Foltz traces the development of Islamic attitudes towards animals over the centuries and confronts some of the key ethical questions facing Muslims today."

- Concordia Journal

"A thoroughly researched and comprehensive study on Islam and Animal Welfare."

- Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics

"Foltz's book encapulates, in a very brief and handy volume, most of the available information about animals in Islam."

- Eco Islam

--Positive review in the magazine of the Danish Vegetarian Society, it is written in Danish.

- Vegetaren

"This book endeavours to enlighten and inform the reader about the place of animals in Islam"

- Muslim World Book Review

Article "For Pet's Sake: A religious debate on whether there's an afterlife for animals" mentions the books and discusses some of Foltz views.

- Newsday.com

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