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Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches

Belal Abu-Alabbas, Christopher Melchert, and Michael Dann


The authenticity of hadith—whether this or that report is correctly attributed—was a major subject of scholarship in the Middle Ages and has continued to be today. However, this collection of articles is primarily concerned with other problems involving hadith: changing interpretations over time, the use of hadith not to establish rules but to encourage godly behaviour, comparison between modern and premodern methods of hadith study, the collection and study of hadith among jurisprudents and Sufis as well as traditionists (hadith specialists), the development of hadith studies in the Levant an ... More

Keywords: hadith, Islamic law, traditionists, Sunnism, Shiism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474441797
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Belal Abu-Alabbas, editor
University of Exeter

Christopher Melchert, editor
University of Oxford

Michael Dann, editor
University of Illinois