Ḥadīth: Origins and Developments

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Ashgate, 2004 - History - 360 pages
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Hadith is understood here in its broader meaning as the bulk of the texts which contain information on the prophet Muhammad and his Companions, having the form of transmissions from them. The reliability of this material as a source for early Islam is still a highly debated issue. This selection of articles presents the different points of view in this debate and the varying methodological approaches with which scholars trained in modern secular sciences have tried to find a solution to the problem.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
vii
The Role of Traditionalism in Islam
3
A Revaluation of Islamic Traditions
27
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