Hadith

Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World
Product Number: EB00780032
Released: Oct 31, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781786073082
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Description

Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of Islamic law does not come from the Qur'an but rather from hadith, first-hand reports of the prophet Muhammad's words and deeds, passed from generation to generation. However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, Islamic scholars, past and present, have been faced with complex questions of historical authenticity. Informative and accessible, this wide-ranging introduction provides a detailed exploration of the collection and criticism of hadith and examines the controversy surrounding its role in modern Islam. Complete with a glossary, extensive bibliography, and helpful diagrams, Hadith: An Introduction is perfectly suited to students, scholars, and the general reader interested in this critical element of Islam.

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Author(s): Jonathan A.C. Brown
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Dec 07, 2017

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