Traditions of Islam: An Introduction to the Study of the Hadith Literature 1924

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Kessinger Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 184 pages
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1924. This work deals with and explains a great branch of Muhammadan literature which stands beside the Quaran as a source of Muslim belief and practice. It was odd that no other books were published in the English language that discussed the traditions of Islam, because the everyday life of Muslims throughout the world is governed and directed by these traditions. Contents: evolution of Hadith; Umayyad Period; Abbasid Period; criticism of Hadith by Muslims; selections from Hadith; borrowing from Christian documents and tradition; some aspects of the Prophet Muhammad in tradition; bibliography; glossary of more common technical terms used in the Hadith literature.

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