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Ḥadīth as scripture : discussions on the authority of prophetic traditions in Islam /
Aisha Y. Musa.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
208 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230605354, 9780230605350
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
0230605354
9780230605350
catalogue key
6722056
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-204) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Aisha Y. Musa is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Florida International University.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This book treats the debate among Muslims over the authority of hadith, which by the ninth century had been raised to the level of scripture. The author's main purpose is to show that modern Muslim thinkers who question its status as a source of law are not the first ones to do so and thus cannot be dismissed as inauthentic aberrations or the results of a western, colonialist plot to undermine Islam... Hadith as Scripture provides an intriguing introduction to these debates."--Devin J. Stewart, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
"This book treats the debate among Muslims over the authority of hadith, which by the ninth century had been raised to the level of scripture. The author's main purpose is to show that modern Muslim thinkers who question its status as a source of law are not the first ones to do so and thus cannot be dismissed as inauthentic aberrations or the results of a western, colonialist plot to undermine Islam...Hadith as Scriptureprovides an intriguing introduction to these debates."--Devin J. Stewart,The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
Hadith as Scripture contains is the only book that covers both the earliest and most recent discussions on the authority of the Hadith
Description for Bookstore
This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates.
Main Description
This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. These lively and often polemical debates are mostly popular discussions in which Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures participate--making this topic relevant to Muslims in their daily lives, as well as a question of academic interest. This is the first study to take into account both the earliest and most recent discussions of the oral tradition of the prophet Muhammad. The book also includes the first Western language translation of al-Shafi'i'sKitab Jima' al-'Ilm,which articulates arguments that were critical in establishing the position of the Hadith in mainstream Islam.
Main Description
This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. These lively and often polemical debates are mostly popular discussions in which Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures participate--making this topic relevant to Muslims in their daily lives, as well as a question of academic interest. This is the first study to take into account both the earliest and most recent discussions of the oral tradition of the prophet Muhammad. The book also includes the first Western language translation of al-Shafi'i's Kitab Jima' al-'Ilm, which articulates arguments that were critical in establishing the position of the Hadith in mainstream Islam.
Main Description
This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. These lively and often polemical debates are mostly popular discussions in which Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures participate--making this topic relevant to Muslims in their daily lives, as well as a question of academic interest. This is the first study to take into account both the earliest and most recent discussions of the oraltradition of the prophet Muhammad. The book also includes the first Western language translation of al-Shafi'i's Kitab Jima' al-'Ilm, which articulates arguments that were critical in establishing the position of the Hadith in mainstream Islam.
Main Description
This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. These lively and often polemical debates are mostly popular discussions in which Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures participate-making this topic relevant to Muslims in their daily lives, as well as a question of academic interest. This is the first study to take into account both the earliest and most recent discussions of the oral tradition of the prophet Muhammad. The book also includes the first Western language translation of al-Shafi'i's Kitab Jima' al-'Ilm, which articulates arguments that were critical in establishing the position of the Hadith in mainstream Islam.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work explores the earliest extant discussion on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with cntemporary debates. The contents include Umar ibn al-Khattab and the question of Hadith, the prophet's reported prohibition and the question of authority in the modern period.
Long Description
This work explores the earliest extant discussions on the authority of the Hadith in Islam and compares them with contemporary debates. These lively and often polemical debates are mostly popular discussions in which Muslims from different backgrounds and cultures participate--making this topic relevant to Muslims in their daily lives, as well as a question of academic interest. This is the first study to take into account both the earliest and most recent discussions of the oral tradition of the prophet Muhammad. The book also includes the first Western language translation of al-Shafi'i's "Kitab Jima' al-'Ilm, "which articulates arguments that were critical in establishing the position of the Hadith in mainstream Islam.
Table of Contents
Transliteration and Datingp. vii
Introduction: The Issue of Authority and Its Ongoing Importancep. 1
Discussions in the Formative Period
The Early Controversies: Sources and Issuesp. 17
Al-Shafi'i and Ibn Qutayba: Prophetic Reports as Revelationp. 31
Later Works on the Problem of the Hadithp. 69
Discussions in the Contemporary Period
The Question of Authority in the Modern Periodp. 83
Internet Resources and Discussionsp. 99
The Book of the Amalgamation of Knowledge
A Translation of Kitab Jima'al-'ilmp. 113
List of Qur'anic Versesp. 157
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 205
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