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Ḥadīth literature : its origin, development and special features /
by Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi ; edited and revised by Abdal Hakim Murad.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
Cambridge : Islamic Texts Society, 1993.
description
xiv, 174 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0946621381
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imprint
Cambridge : Islamic Texts Society, 1993.
isbn
0946621381
catalogue key
964285
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-166) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
The hadith , the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur'an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of hadith continue to exercise decisive influence. Islamic scholarship has hence devoted immense efforts to gathering and classifying the hadith , and ensuring their authenticity. This book is the only introduction in English which presents all the aspects of the subject. It explains the origin of the literature, the evolution of the isnad system, the troubled relationship between scholars and the state, the problem of falsification, and the gradual development of a systematic approach to the material. This edition is a fully revised and updated version of the original, which was first published in 1961 to considerable scholarly acclaim. Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi was Professor of Islamic Culture in the University of Calcutta.
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The hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) form a sacred literature which Muslims rank second in importance only to the Qur'an itself and is a source of law, ethics, and doctrine.
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'A well-informed and commendable thesis...a valuable contribution to Hadith scholarship.' Mohammed Yusufuddin (Islamic Culture)?An excellent introduction to the subject, presenting it with considerable detail.'James Robson (The Muslim World)?Professor Siddiqi is to be congratulated on this richly documented and highly readable book.' S. D. Goitein (Journal of the American Oriental Society)
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Table of Contents1.The Event of the Hadith2.The Companions3.After the Companions4.Categories of Hadith Collections5.Some Special Features of the Literature6.The Biographical Dictionaries7.The Disciplines of Formal CriticismAppendix 1. Women in Hadith ScholarshipAppendix 2. The Hadith and OrientalismAppendix 3. The Leiden Edition of Ibn Sa'd
Main Description
Thehadith, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur'an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus ofhadithcontinue to exercise decisive influence. Islamic scholarship has hence devoted immense efforts to gathering and classifying thehadith, and ensuring their authenticity. This book is the only introduction in English which presents all the aspects of the subject. It explains the origin of the literature, the evolution of theisnadsystem, the troubled relationship between scholars and the state, the problem of falsification, and the gradual development of a systematic approach to the material. This edition is a fully revised and updated version of the original, which was first published in 1961 to considerable scholarly acclaim. Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi was Professor of Islamic Culture in the University of Calcutta.
Table of Contents
The Event of the Hadith
The Companions
After the Companions
Categories of Hadith Collections
Some Special Features of the Literature
The Biographical Dictionaries
The Disciplines of Formal Criticism
Women in Hadith Scholarship
The Hadith and Orientalism
The Leiden Edition of Ibn Sa'd
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