Hadith Literature Its Origin, Development and Special Features
Edition: 2nd 1993 (Revised)
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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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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Event of the Hadith|
|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|