Hadith : Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World Paperback
by Jonathan A. C. (Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Brown
Part of the Foundations of Islam series
Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of Islamic law does not come from the Qur'an but rather from hadith, first-hand reports of the prophet Muhammad's words and deeds, passed from generation to generation.
However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, Islamic scholars, past and present, have been faced with complex questions of historical authenticity.
Informative and accessible, this wide-ranging introduction provides a detailed exploration of the collection and criticism of hadith and examines the controversy surrounding its role in modern Islam.
Complete with a glossary, extensive bibliography, and helpful diagrams, Hadith: An Introduction is perfectly suited to students, scholars, and the general reader interested in this critical element of Islam.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 01/06/2009
- Category: Islam
- ISBN: 9781851686636