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Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures

Richard Foltz

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.

  • Publication date: December 21, 2005
  • ISBN: 9781851683987
  • RRP: £20.00
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication date: December 21, 2005
  • ISBN: 9781851683970
  • RRP: £30.00
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication date: October 1, 2014
  • ISBN: 9781780746661
  • RRP: £14.00
  • Pages: 224

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
"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
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
"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

Richard Foltz

Richard Foltz is Professor and Founding Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. 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 published books include Religions of the Silk Road (Macmillan, 2000) and Mughal India and Central Asia (Oxford University Press, 1998); he is also the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles, and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (Continuum, 2004).

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