Jerusalem: The navel of the earth in Muslim tradition

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-72
Number of pages27
JournalIslam - Zeitschrift fur Geschichte und Kultur des Islamischen Orients
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008

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0) * In its original form this article was published in Cathedra 69 (1993), 79–105 (in Hevrew). This research was made possible through the generosity of the Frances Gunther Memorial Fund for Research on Jerusalem. 1) On the literary genre of the “merits of Jerusalem”, and on the sanctity of Jerusalem in Islam, its ideologies, practices, and controversies, see, M. J. Kister, “A Comment on the Antiquity of Traditions Praising Jerusalem,” The Jerusalem Cathedra 1 (1981), 185–86; Heribert Busse, “The Sanctity of Jerusalem in Islam,” Judaism 17 (1968), 441–68; Isaac Hasson, “The Muslim View of Jerusalem – the Qur#an and the Hadith,” in Joshua Prower and Haggai Ben-Shammai, eds., The History of Jerusalem: the Early Muslim Period 638–1099 (Jerusalem, 1996), 349–85; idem, “The Literature in Praise of Jerusalem in Islam (Fada#il Bayt al-Maqdis),” in Moshe Sharon, ed., Notes and Studies on the History of the Holy Land (Jerusalem, 1976), 43–68 (in Hebrew); Amikam Elad, Medieval Jerusalem and

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  • Cultural Studies
  • History

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