Muhammad and the Rise of Islam: The Creation of Group Identity

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Psychosocial Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Psychology - 266 pages
"With his new book, Muhammad and the Rise of Islam, Subhash Inamdar explores the rich early history of Islam, its emergence and growth, its tenets and beliefs. And, for psychologists, he offers a reasoned and reasonable explanation of Islam's success and its implication for the theory and study of groups and group formations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Abraham Abu al-Qasim Abu Bakr Abu Jahl Abu Talib Abyssinian al-Lat al-Nadir al-Ta'if al-Uzza Allah among Aposde Arabia Arabs Badr Banu Banu al-Nadir Banu Awf Banu Bakr Banu Hashim Banu Qurayza basic batde Battle of Badr Bedouin beliefs Byzantine Empire century child Christian clan conflict conquest of Mecca Constitution of Medina culture day of Ashura defense mechanisms defined described Emigrants Emile Durkheim Erikson Fadak Fertile Crescent Freud functions Ghassanids Ghatafan group formation group identity group mind hadith Hajj Hawazin Hijra Himyar Ibn Ishaq Ibn Sa'd ideal shapes identification impact individual Ishmael Islam Jewish Jews Jihad Judaism Ka'ba Khadija Khaybar Khazraj killed Lakhmids later leader linked litde Marxist matrilineal Max Weber Maysara Mecca Meccan suras Medina Messenger of God methodological individualism migrated to Medina Monophysite Monotheism monotheistic mosque mother muhajirun Muham Muhammad Muhammad's marriages Musaylimah Muslims Najran nation needs oasis Persian polytheism polytheists powerful pre-Islamic pre-Islamic Arabia Prophet psychoanalytic psychoanalytic theory psychology Quran Quraysh Qusayy razzias reaction formation religion religious representational world revelations rise of Islam role Sasanian Satanic Verses sent social society sociological structural-functionalism structure Suhayl ibn Amr superego sura Syria Ta'if Tabari Talcott Parsons Thaqif theory thus tion tradition tribal tribes umma universalist religions verses Watt went Yathrib zakat Zamzam Zoroastrian

About the author (2001)

Inamdar is a professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.

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