The Transmission and Dynamics of the Textual Sources of Islam: Essays in Honour of Harald Motzki

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For Many Muslims, The Textual Sources of Islam provide the guiding principles on which they base their beliefs. These texts have also been studied by western scholars of Islam for centuries Most of their work has focussed on the historicity of the texts, often at the expense of the study of Muslims highly diverse interpretation and application of these sources in everyday life. This Volume provides new insights into the transmission of these sources (primarily the Quran and the Hadith) and combines this with the ...

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Overview

For Many Muslims, The Textual Sources of Islam provide the guiding principles on which they base their beliefs. These texts have also been studied by western scholars of Islam for centuries Most of their work has focussed on the historicity of the texts, often at the expense of the study of Muslims highly diverse interpretation and application of these sources in everyday life. This Volume provides new insights into the transmission of these sources (primarily the Quran and the Hadith) and combines this with the dynamics of these scriptures by paying close attention to how believers in the Muslim world as well as the West interpret and apply them As such, this volume provides a fascinating overview of how the sources of Islam are dated, debated and negotiated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004203891
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Series: Islamic History and Civilization Series
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures xi

List of Contributors xiii

Introduction 1

Bibliography Harald Motzki 13

Part 1 Production

The Kitab al-maghazi of'Abd al-Razzaq b. Hammam al-San'ani: Searching for earlier ource-material Nicolet oekhoff-van der Voort 27

Neue Erkenntnisse zu Musa b. "Uqbas Kitab al-maghazi Gregor Schoeler 49

Local and global in Hadith literature: The case of al-Andalus Maribel Fierro 63

A peculiar manuscript of the Qur'an in the Groningen University library Fred Leemhuts 91

The "collections" of the Meccan Arabic lectionary Claude Gilliot 105

Part 2 Transmission

Prospects and limits in the study of the historical Muhammad Andreas Gorke 137

The conquest of Damascus according to the oldest datable sources Jens Scheiner 153

The assassination of the Jewish merchant Ibn Sunayna according to an authentic family account Michael Lecker 181

Ibn Abi Yahya: A controversial Medinan Akhbdri of the 2nd/8th century Maker Jarrar 197

Jean de Roquetaillade prophecies among the Muslim minorities of medieval and early-modern Christian Spain: An Islamic version of the Vademecum in Tribulatione Gerard Wiegers 229

Part 3 Interpretation

"A day when heaven shall bring a manifest smoke"(Q. 44: 10-11): A comparative study of the Quranic and post-Quranic image of the Muslim Prophet Uri Rubin 251

The name of the ant and the call to holy war: Al-Dahhak b. Muzahim's commentary on the Qur'an Kees Versteegh 279

An inquiry into ignorance: A Jihadi-Salafi debate on jahl as an obstacle to takfir Joas Wagemakers 301

Elijah Muhammad's Redeployment of Muhammad: Racialist and Prophetic Interpretations of the Qur'an Herbert Berg 329

Part 4 Reception

Human rights in modern Islamic discourse Abdulkader Tayob 357

Politicising al-jarh wa-l-ta'dil: Rabi' b. Hadl al-Madkhall and the transnational battle for religious authority Rod Meijer 375

"Melting the heart": Muslim youth in the Netherlands and the Quran Martijn de Koning 401

Following the Salafi manhaj in computer-mediated environments: Linking everyday life to the Qur'an and the Sunna Carmen Becker 421

"The majority of the dwellers of hell-fire are women": A short analysis of a much discussed hadith Ulrike Mitter 443

Index 475

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