By Michael Lecker

This article examines the to be had resource fabric at the `Uliya region south of Medina at the eve of Islam and on the time of the Prophet Muhammad. It presents many of the helpful heritage for the examine of the Prophet's background by using, as well as the Prophet's biographies, numerous texts concerning the background, geography and population of this sector. the themes contain the panorama, significantly the fortifications, the behind schedule conversion to Islam of components of the Aws tribe, the Quba' village and the incident of Masjid al-Dirar in nine A.H. the 3 appendices care for historic apologetics, pointing to the social context during which the Prophet's biography emerged through the first Islamic century.

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This controlled randomness, as Lauwerier shows, is related to what is called ‘‘deterministic chaos. . A fractal incorporating ‘‘deterministic chaos’’ into the formula it graphs will involve both a high degree of statistical self-similarity and also a high degree of unpredictability and discontinuity. 43 When the occasion for Miller’s writing becomes the black holes that are at once sublime lacunae opening up in systematic thought and administration and the precondition for writing and knowledge in an age of globalization and flows of enterprise and meaning on a galactic scale, fractals present themselves as a fortuitous figure for the inscription that the situation demands.

The cultural heritage of language—Saussure’s langue—is sufficient to this most energetic exercise. While Derrida could acknowledge a tempering of the tenor and results of writing brought about by modern urban conditions, he would never get to the point that Benjamin reaches, of devising an allegorically urban script. ‘‘Pharmakon means coup,’’ Derrida writes. The report echoing from its sudden concussion includes ‘‘a shot fired,’’ ‘‘a planned overthrow,’’ ‘‘dice,’’ ‘‘the unsuspected dramatic effect,’’ ‘‘kolaphos .

Colpus . . coup . . glyph . . scalpel . . scalp . . khrusos . . chrysolite . . ’’ What is being opened up here is not an endless horizon for sociolinguistic intervention, as was the case in the Athenaeum fragments. The existing network of signification encompasses all the variants it needs for a critical questioning of historically arranged sequences and formal, generic, stylistic, and grammatical typologies. Derrida’s reading of Plato is not only language-critical, in the sense in which the commentaries of Schlegel and Benjamin are as well.

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