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Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God's Name

Mona Siddiqui


Considering its prominent role in many faith traditions, surprisingly little has been written about hospitality within the context of religion, particularly Islam. This book makes a contribution to the understanding of hospitality both within Islam and beyond. It explores and compares teachings within the various Muslim traditions over the centuries, while also drawing on materials as diverse as Islamic belles lettres, Christian reflections on almsgiving and charity, and Islamic and Western feminist writings on gender issues. Applying a theological approach to the idea of mercy as a fundamenta ... More

Keywords: hospitality, Islam, mercy, almsgiving, charity, gender, ethics, relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300211863
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300211863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mona Siddiqui, author
University of Edinburgh