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Traditions of Islam: Understanding the Hadith

Traditions of Islam: Understanding the Hadith

Edited by: Paul Hardy

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The Hadith (traditions) are the most important source of Islamic teaching and ideology after the Qur'an. These traditions, derived from the life of the Prophet Muhammad, form a body of sacred texts faithfully handed down in the Muslim community from its earliest days. They function as a basic source on the history of early Islam, whether illuminating the life of the Prophet, giving the first commentaries on the Qur'an or operating as a source of Islamic law. This book, based on research, both challeges existing interpretations concerning the Hadith as a historical source ad provides original interpretations of their literary and religious significance.

Author Info

Paul Hardy lectures at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, UK.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9781860645808
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2007
Number of Pages: 320
Height: 234
Width: 156

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