Leor Halevi. Muhammad’s Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. xiii + 400 pages, index. Cloth US$38 ISBN 978-0-231-13742-3.

@article{Bamyeh2009LeorHM,
  title={Leor Halevi. Muhammad’s Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. xiii + 400 pages, index. Cloth US\$38 ISBN 978-0-231-13742-3.},
  author={Mohammed A. Bamyeh},
  journal={Review of Middle East Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={91 - 93}
}
The emergence of Islam, like that of any other religion, is associated with the elaboration of a ritual life that redefines, at least in part, life's rites of passage. In this original and highly readable study, Leor Halevi focuses on the evolution of early Islamic funerary rituals. Unlike other historians of early Islam, Halevi demonstrates the merit of approaching ideas and social traditions as dynamic and negotiated processes. Each of the book's seven chapters is devoted to the tradition… Expand