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Author by : Jonathan A. C. Brown Languange Used : en Release Date : 2011-03-24 Publisher by : OUP Oxford ISBN : 9780191510274 File Size : 43,8 Mb Total Download : 399
As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in history. The furor surrounding the Satanic Verses and the Danish cartoon crisis reminded the world of the tremendous importance of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Learning about his life and understanding its importance, however, has always proven difficult. Our knowledge of Muhammad comes from the biography of him written by his followers, but Western historians have questioned the reliability of this story in their quest to uncover the 'historical Muhammad'. As modern controversies have shown, whatever the truth about
Author by : Jonathan A.C. Brown Languange Used : en Release Date : 2009-06-01 Publisher by : Oneworld Publications ISBN : 9781780740256 File Size : 46,7 Mb Total Download : 491
Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of Islamic law does not come from the Qur’an but rather from hadith, first-hand reports of the prophet Muhammad’s words and deeds, passed from generation to generation. However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, Islamic scholars, past and present, have been faced with complex questions of historical authenticity. Informative and accessible, this wide-ranging introduction provides a detailed exploration of the collection and criticism of hadith and examines the controversy surrounding its role in
Author by : Carl W. Ernst Languange Used : en Release Date : 2005-10-12 Publisher by : Univ of North Carolina Press ISBN : 9780807875803 File Size : 52,9 Mb Total Download : 916
Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism.