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The Ḥadīth / edited by Mustafa Shah.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2010.
Series:
Critical concepts in Islamic studies.
Critical concepts in Islamic studies
Format/Description:
Book
4 v. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Hadith.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Language and languages -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Middle East -- History.
Hadith -- 0 Gesamtdarstellung.
Summary:
"The Prophetic traditions of Islam, which are commonly referred to as the hadiths (literally: 'reports'), preserve the sum and substance of the utterances, deeds, directives, and descriptive anecdotes connected with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions. Together with the Qur'an, the hadiths provide the religion of Islam with its principal scriptural sources. The collection features an accessible and informative introduction which presents an outline of the significance of the hadiths within the religious tradition while also reviewing classical scholarship devoted to the literature of the traditions; moreover, the introduction decisively sets into context the academic debates and arguments which are fleshed out in the articles selected. It also charts developments in the academic study of hadiths, summing up the current state of the field and features a detailed bibliography listing primary classical sources germane to the field of Prophetic traditions together with recent research monographs and articles devoted to the subject. This Major Work provides an authoritative collection of the seminal research articles produced by western academic scholarship on the subject of the hadith over the past century, including recent papers on the subject. In bringing together the finest examples of scholarship devoted to the hadith and the classical literature that surrounds it, these volumes provide an indispensable reference resource for academics, research institutions, governmental organizations, and those with a general interest in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Arabic Cultural Studies, and Middle East History." -- Publisher description.
Contents:
v. 1. Codification, authenticity
v. 2. Isnads: transmission, terminology, and the issue of dating
v. 3. Scholarship, perspectives, and criticism
v. 4. Narrative, context, and content.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contributor:
Shah, Mustafa Akram Ali.
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Ḥadīth.
ISBN:
9780415473989 (set, hardback)
0415473985 (set, hardback)
9780415476195 (volume 1, hardback)
0415476194 (volume 1, hardback)
9780415476201 (volume 2, hardback)
0415476208 (volume 2, hardback)
9780415476218 (volume 3, hardback)
0415476216 (volume 3, hardback)
9780415543316 (volume 4, hardback)
0415543312 (volume 4, hardback)
OCLC:
311759245
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