1920 The influence of Animism on Islam an account of popular superstitions.

influence of Animism on Islam
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Book with the title "The influence of Animism on Islam an account of popular superstitions" written by S.M. Zwemer a missionary of the Dutch reformed church of America and published by Central Board of Missions and Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.  The book is of interest because Zwemer worked in Bahrain and Oman and many examples given relate to Oman / Zanzibar.

 

Zwemer influence Animism on Islam

 

 

Description:

The original edition of this important reference book is rare. Includes:

  • A full chapter on the Zar ceremony
  • Several pages on magic cups (also a photo of a magic cup very similar to ours)
  • Explanation of magic squares, Koran boxes and other amulets.

Very useful source on magic and many links to my Oman collection.

Interesting information on magic in the Islamic world and in particular in Oman (Zwemer did run the mission hospital of the Dutch reformed church in Muscat around 1900) Original green cloth binding.

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