Said the prophet of God : Hadith commentary across a millennium

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Full title: Said the prophet of God : Hadith commentary across a millennium / Joel Blecher
Main author: Blecher, Joel 1982-
Format: Book           

Summary: Hadith commentary in Andalusia in the last days of Umayyads -- Hadith commentary in Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks -- Hadith commentary in early modern India and beyond -- Epilogue : Islamism, ISIS, and the politics of interpretation
"Although scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad's sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how they interpreted and reinterpreted the meanings of hadith over the past millennium has yet to be told. Joel Blecher takes up this charge, illuminating the rich social and intellectual history of hadith commentary at three critical moments: classical Andalusia, medieval Egypt, and modern India. Weaving together tales of public debates, high court rivalries, and colonial politics with analyses of contemporary field notes and fine-grained arguments adorning the margins of manuscripts, Said the Prophet of God offers new avenues for the study of religion, history, anthropology, and law"--Provided by publisher
Language: English
Published: Oakland, CA University of California Press 2017
Classmark: N297.124 /524234
ISBN: 9780520295933