Sun, November 13, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, 1700 First Colony Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
The life of the Prophet Muhammad is regarded both in the Qur’an and Muslim tradition as being part of a chain of prophecy going back to Adam.
This lecture will explore the ways in which Muhammad and the older prophets have similar roles and functions within the Qur’an and the extra-Qur’anic literature. Looking at the accounts of Muhammad’s life, this talk will explore his experience of prophecy in light of the Abrahamic faiths, focusing on the themes of the physical prophetic experience, social justice, and miracles.
Stephen Burge joined the Institute of Ismaili Studies as a Research Associate in 2009, having completed his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. He has published a monograph on angels in Islam, as well as a number of articles on angels, exegesis and interpretation. He is also co-editing and translating a volume of the Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries Series on the Pillars of Islam, and editing a volume entitled The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Qur’anic Exegesis. His main research interests are the works of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, hadith studies, tafsir (Qur’anic Exegesis) and angelology.