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

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



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ISBN-13: 9789004203891
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2011
Series: Islamic History and Civilization Series
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, MA (1992 and 1996), Institute of Translation, Maastricht and Radboud University Nijmegen, is Lecturer of Arabic and Islam at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her current Ph.D. research is on the sources of the biography of the Prophet Muḥammad by applying the isnād-cum-matn analysis to a complex of traditions attributed to al-Zuhrī.

Kees Versteegh, Ph.D. (1977) on Greek Elements in Arabic Linguistic Thinking, Radboud University Nijmegen, is Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Islam at Radboud University Nijmegen. His field of research is historical linguistics and the history of linguistics, focusing on processes of language change and language contact. His books include The Arabic language (Edinburgh 1997).

Joas Wagemakers, Ph.D. (2010) Radboud University Nijmegen, is Lecturer at Radboud University Nijmegen and Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael in The Hague. His current research and publications focus on Islamist and Salafi ideology and Islamist movements as well as on intellectual trends and debates in Saudi Arabia.

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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