Islam: beliefs and institutions by Henri Lammens(Book) 44 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries. “Islam: Beliefs and Institutions”, by Henri Lammens, (For some limited info: Publisher’s Notes): “This is a reprint of the late professor’s work on Jamal al-Din. Results 1 – 12 of 33 Fatima Et Les Filles de Mahomet; Notes Critiques Pour l’Étude de la Sira (French Edition). Aug 1, by Henri Lammens.

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To Lammens the Umayyads were able to build a strong empire because of their tolerance of and interactions with their Christian subjects.

Learning of German war crimes in Belgium, his writings show a clearup surge of Belgian nationalism. Inhe publishes a synthesis of the history and beliefs and institutions of Islam, one of his last major works.

Henri Lammens

Meanwhile, he continues work on his study of the pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula, which he started during his stay in Rome. Lammrns virulent criticism of both historical and contemporary Islam regularly exposes Lammens— in any case known for his jovial but stubborn and quick-tempered character — to criticism and polemics.

Throughout his career, he publishes polemical articles on the politico-religious situation of contemporary Islam, consistently praising Christian and Western influences on the Islamic world. AroundLammens shifts his focus to the earliest period of Islamic history.

He thus reconnects with his earlier work on al-Akthal, a contemporary of both rulers. Indeed, he not only targets historical Islam. Struck by progressive paralysis, he dies in Beirut on 23 April During these years, Lammens acquires a profound knowledge of the Arabic language, which he subsequently goes henrri to teach at the Jesuit College between and During his final years of Jesuit training, Lammens exhibits an increasing scholarly activity.



Hrnri fifteen years old, he leaves for Lebanon in Marchwhere he enters into the Societas Jesu on 23 July Between and Lammens, like many contemporary Orientalist scholars, undertakes numerous travels throughout Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Many of them in any case share with Lammens a commitment to European imperialism and a belief in the superiority of Western civilization.

Despite spending the majority of his career in the Middle East and strongly supporting French ambitions in the region he retains — certainly in his own eyes — an identity as a Belgian scholar. These are already reflected in his work on the Umayyads, which he characterises as a Syrian dynasty. Inmoreover, after spending three years at the Jesuit College in Cairo, he is appointed to a professorship in Arabic at the papal Institutum Biblicum almmens Rome, where he works lam,ens an atmosphere of Catholic apologetics.

Henri Lammens – Wikipedia

Le chantre des Omiades, in Journal Asiatique9th series, 4,p. Maintaining numerous correspondences, participating in international congresses and writing around eighty articles for the international Encyclopedia of Islam project, Lammens actively contributes to the formation of an international community for the study of Hdnri and Arabic. Following its resurrection inthis order was present in the region since In these studies, Lammens not only stresses the inherently political character he sees Islam as having, a sentiment also expressed by other contemporary scholars.

In the early s his health definitively goes downhill. Joseph21,p. His contemporary plan of writing a biography of the Prophet Muhammad, moreover, is boycotted by his clerical superiors because of his staunchly anti-Islamic reputation. After ending his teaching assignment he completes his Jesuit formation by studying theology in Beirut, Wales and Leuven and, finally, spending his last year of training in Vienna in Scientific publications Gatier P.


Printed Sources Becker C. Now a full Jesuit Father, he moves back to Beirut, where he fulfils various administrative tasks in the College.

Biographical Dictionary of Overseas Belgians. Just like in his study, he devotes a lot of attention to the role Christians in his opinion played in the Umayyad Caliphate.

Lammens spends as a pupil of the Jesuit College of Beirut and fulfils his noviciate in a convent north of Beirut during the next two years. These years see his first publications, mainly of a philological nature, the most prolific of which is a textbook for French students of Arabic By scorning the internal politics and spiritual qualities of indigenous Churches, he supports the Unionist campaign. In the following years, however, his budding activity in the study of Islamic history is lanmens by other scholarly endeavours.

He now sees pre-Islamic Arab culture and religion as a key to a deeper understanding of Islam and its Prophet.

Inhe publishes a study on the seventh-century Umayyad poet Al-Akhtal, his first feat as an historian of Islam.

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