Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches (Paperback)

Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches By Belal Abu-Alabbas (Editor), Christopher Melchert (Editor), Michael Dann (Editor) Cover Image
By Belal Abu-Alabbas (Editor), Christopher Melchert (Editor), Michael Dann (Editor)
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This book is dedicated to examining the various methods and trends in Hadith Studies across the globe. Bringing together contributions from ten scholars of Hadith, it addresses the subject from a variety of methodological vantage points and historical premises. Divided into two parts, it first looks at methods and approaches, and then presents 5 case studies focusing on specific questions and issues. Some of these authors seek to overturn, refine or reaffirm dominant paradigms within the field, while others look to expand its horizons in new directions. The global scope, and coverage of both longstanding debates and cutting edge methods and approaches, means this book will make a significant contribution to a controversial and challenging field.

About the Author

Belal Abu-Alabbas is British Academy Newton International Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Lecturer at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He publishes in the fields of Islamic intellectual history, Islamic legal thought, and the history of the hadith corpus. Christopher Melchert is a Professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law, 9th-10th Centuries C.E (Brill, 1997), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Makers of the Muslim World) (Oneworld, 2006) and Hadith, Piety, and Law: Selected Studies (Lockwood, 2015) Michael Dann is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Illinois. He has published a chapter in Songs and Sons: Women, Slavery and Social Mobility in the Medieval Islamic World, edited by Matthew Gordon and Kathryn Hain (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781474441803
ISBN-10: 1474441807
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English