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Hussein Ahmad Amin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474437073

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001

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The Role of Aḥādīth (Traditions) Ascribed to the Prophet in the History of Islamic Societies

The Role of Aḥādīth (Traditions) Ascribed to the Prophet in the History of Islamic Societies

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(p.73) 4 The Role of Aḥādīth (Traditions) Ascribed to the Prophet in the History of Islamic Societies
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The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide
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Hussein Ahmad Amin

, Yasmin Amin, Nesrin Amin
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0004

This chapter critically engages with the corpus of sayings (Hadith) attributed to the Prophet. It discusses the different reasons for when and why many traditions were fabricated and forged. It explores the sectarian, ideological, geographical, nationalistic and intellectual contexts that led to these widespread fabrications. It further explores the reasons why theologians and jurists were lenient of this, despite using the isnād (chain of narrations) method to sift through the exponentially growing corpus.

Keywords:   Hadith, Prophet’s sayings, Isnad, chain of narrations

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