Critical Studies on the Covenants of the Prophet

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Covenants Foundation / Angelico Press / Sophia Perennis


Scholars from diverse fields of study are invited to contribute chapters for a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary book on the treaties, letters, and covenants of the Prophet Muhammad, tentatively titled:


Chapters may address: Father Pacifique Scaliger; Gabriel Sionita; Johann Georg Nissel; translations of the covenants into Latin, French, English, and German; the history of the covenants; the achtiname in travel literature; the Prophet Muhammad in the chronicles of the monks of Mount Sinai; the life of Muhammad prior to receiving revelation and his contact with Christian communities; comparative content studies of the covenants; linguistic analysis of the covenants; stylistic analysis of the covenants; comparative language use between the covenants and the hadith literature; scribal errors in the covenants; the historical origins of the covenants; studies of other covenants of the Prophet not included in The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World: ie. the Covenant of Deïr-Saferan; the Copie du pacte de Mahomet, en faveur des Arméniens translated by M.J. Zohrab; the Traité de Mahomet mentioned by Mr. Gregory; the Charte de Mahomet en faveur des Chrétiens presented by M. Nallino; the Covenant of the Prophet Muhammad with the Armenian Christians of Jerusalem; and other such works; women in the covenants; witnesses to the covenants in light of 'ilm al-rijal; treaties concluded with Jewish communities; the nearly two thousand fatwas concerning the achtiname found at the Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai; the source of Leon Arpee's Covenant of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of Persia; the source of George David Malech's Covenant of the Prophet Muhammad with the Assyrian Christians; the covenants of the Prophet in light of Ottoman achtiname, ahidname or ahdname tradition; jurisprudential principals derived from the covenants; allusions and references to the covenants in classic works of hadith and ta'rikh; historical implementation and practical application of the covenants throughout the course of Islamic history; the Islamic "state" or ummah in light of the covenants; semantic shifts in early Islamic terminology; the use of Qur'anic verses and citations in the covenants; constructive Christian-Muslim relations during the period of prophecy, Caliphate, and Imamate; Sufi themes in the covenants; Shi'ite themes in the covenants; the covenants and diyarat literature; St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai in early Islamic works of geography and travel literature; commentary, interpretation, and analysis of the covenants from various critical perspectives; the understanding of the term ahl al-kitab and their treatment over time; early Christian-Muslim relations: from mu'minin to mushrikin and kuffar; shared space and spirituality; inclusion and later exclusion of Christian and Jewish sites in Muslim pilgrimage routes; shared religious festivals among the People of the Book; early Christian/Muslim military alliances; the covenants of the Prophet in light of political science, economics, sociology, ethics, and leadership studies; positive and negative influences of western textual criticism and historical analysis on the Islamic intellectual tradition.

Deadline for Completed Studies: September 1st, 2014

Please send your proposal along with a brief bio featuring your education, academic affiliation, and major publications to Dr. John Andrew Morrow, the Editor-in-Chief at:

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