L’acqua tra Corano e tradizioni islamiche

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Water between the Koran and Islamic traditions

Antonio Cuciniello, Anna Tozzi Di Marco

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Abstract

In this paper, the nature of water is addressed from two different study perspectives: that of the Islamologist and that of the anthropologist. Water is analyzed in its recurrence in the Qur'an. It is then taken in consideration of its role in Islamic cosmogony, in prophetology, in otherworldly realities and in the prescriptions of purification but also as a metaphor for faith. The paper ends with an appendix in which the ritual and symbolic uses of water in religious practice in Egypt, in particular with reference to the historic Muslim cemetery of al-Qarāfa, are examined.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Water between the Koran and Islamic traditions
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalRIVISTA DI STUDI INDO-MEDITERRANEI
Volume2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Islam
  • Qur'an
  • Cosmogonia
  • Water
  • Cosmogony
  • Acqua

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