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Muhammad's Body: Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage

Michael Muhammad Knight


Muhammad’s Body introduces questions of embodiment and materiality to the study of the Prophet Muhammad. Analyzing classical Muslim literary representations of Muhammad’s body as they emerge in Sunni hadith and sira from the eighth through the eleventh centuries CE, Michael Muhammad Knight argues that early Muslims’ theories and imaginings about Muhammad’s body contributed in significant ways to the construction of prophetic masculinity and authority. Knight approaches hadith and sira as important religiocultural and literary phenomena in their own right. In rich detail, he lays out the variet ... More

Keywords: Muhammad, Hadith, Islam, Body, Corporeality, Gender, Baraka, Deleuze

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469658919
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Muhammad Knight, author
University of Central Florida