Journeys in Holy Lands: The Evolution of the Abraham-Ishmael Legends in Islamic Exegesis

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Appendix 2

TRADITIONISTS NAMING ISAAC OR ISHMAEL
AS THE INTENDED SACRIFICIAL VICTIM

OPINIONS OF THE TRADITIONIST
REGARDING WHO WAS THE INTENDED SACRIFICE
(LISTED BY EXEGETE)

Supporters of Isaac.
Ibn Qutayba:
Most of ahlu al-'ilm & the Torah
al-'Abbās b. 'Abd al-Muṭṭalib
'Abdallāh
Masrūq
al-Suddī + Abū Mālik
Ibn 'Abbās
Ibn Mas'ūd
Ka'b, who told Abū Hurayra
al-Ṭabarī ( Commentary):
'Ikrima
Qatāda
al-'Abbās b. 'Abd al-Muṭṭalib
al-'Abbās b. 'Abd al-Muṭṭalib + Prophet
Ibn 'Abbas (3x)
Abū Hurayra + Ka'b
Ibn lsḥāq + Masrūq
'Ubayd b. 'Umayr
Ibn Abū al-Hudhayl
Ibn Sābiṭ

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Transliterations xiii
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Chapter 1 - Biblicists and Arabs 3
  • Chapter 2 - The Nature of the Literature Islamic Interpretive Literature 11
  • Part Two - The Syrian Prologue 23
  • Chapter 3 - Abraham's Emmigration 25
  • Chapter 4 - The Tyrant 31
  • Chapter 5 - The Birth of Ishmael 39
  • Chapter 6 - Beersheba 48
  • Chapter 7 - The Angels Visit 52
  • Part Three - The Meccan Sequence 61
  • Chapter 8 - The Transfer to Mecca 63
  • Chapter 9 - The Jurhum 72
  • Chapter 10 - Abraham's Visits 76
  • Chapter 11 - Building the Ka'Ba 80
  • Chapter 12 - The Pilgrimage 94
  • Part Four - The Sacrifice 105
  • Chapter 13 - Prelude to Sacrifice 107
  • Chapter 14 - The Sacrificial Act 116
  • Chapter 15 - The Redemption 129
  • Chapter 16 - Isaac or Ishmael? 135
  • Conclusion 153
  • Part Five - Appendices 161
  • Appendix 1 - The Exegetes and Their Sources Ibn Sa'D, KitĀb Al-TabaqĀt Al-KabĪr 163
  • Appendix 2 - Traditionists Naming Isaac or Ishmael as the Intended Sacrificial Victim 170
  • Notes 179
  • Selected Bibliography 245
  • Index 259
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