• Visions of Heaven and Hell from Late Antiquity in the Near East

    Author(s):
    Ghazzal Dabiri (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Subject(s):
    Middle Eastern literature, Religion
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Islamic ascension narratives, late antique literature, Middle Persian ascension narratives, social history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60C9B
    Abstract:
    The present paper focuses on the socio-cultural and religio-political conditions of early Islamic Iran that would have conduced the circulation of the Ardā Wiraz narrative among the eighth-tenth century Persian and Arab historians and theologians. Furthermore, the paper presents and analyses parallel structures and motifs between the Ardā Wiraz Namag and the section of Ibn Isḥaq (C.E. 704-768)’s Sirat Rasul Allah on Muḥammad’s mi‘raj for several reasons (which are detailed below) among which is that the latter is one of the earliest extant texts to represent the biography of the prophet based on earlier works that no longer exist.
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