Analysing Muslim Traditions: Studies in Legal, Exegetical and Maghāzī Ḥadīṯ

BRILL, 2010 - 502 Seiten
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Since its inception, the study of ad th conducted by scholars trained in the Western academic tradition has been marked by sharp methodological debates. A focal issue is the origin and development of traditions on the advent of Islam. Scholars' verdicts on these traditions have ranged from late fabrications without any historical value for the time concerning which the narrations purport to give information to early, accurately transmitted texts that allow one to reconstruct Islamic origins . Starting from previous contributions to the debate, the studies collected in this volume show that, by careful analysis of their texts and chains of transmission, the history of Muslim traditions can be reconstructed with a high degree of probability and their historicity assessed afresh.

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Chapter One The Jurisprudence of Ibn Shihāb alZuhrī
Chapter Two Whither Hadīth Studies?
Chapter Three The Prophet and the Debtors A Hadīth
Concerning the Method
Chapter Five The Origins of Muslim Exegesis A Debate
Ibn Shihāb alZuhrīs

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Über den Autor (2010)

Harald Motzki, Ph.D. (1978) in Islamic Studies, University of Bonn, is Professor of Islamic Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published extensively on Muslim traditions and Islamic social and legal history.

Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, MA (1996) in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen. She has nearly completed her Ph.D. thesis on the biography of the Prophet Muḥammad compiled by Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī.

Sean W. Anthony, Ph.D. (2009) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, is currently revising his Ph.D. thesis on Ibn Sabaʾ and the origins of Shīʿism for publication.

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