Hadith : Muhammad's legacy in the medieval and modern world

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Full title: Hadith : Muhammad's legacy in the medieval and modern world / Jonathan A.C. Brown.
Main author: Brown, Jonathan
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages) : illustrations.
Language: In English.
Summary: 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 moder.