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

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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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.

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