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Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy

  title={Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy},
  author={Jonathan A. C. Brown},
The question of interpretation is the fulcrum about which all textual traditions turn, whether religious or secular. Here the author is concerned with the ‘choices and challenges’ presented by the Islamic canon – a composite of the Qur’an and the Prophetic legacy – and the storied history of its interpretation(s). Starting with the premise that the Muslim scholarly tradition is as deserving of respect as any other, Brown accompanies us through the winding lanes of scriptural exegesis, asking… 
Tracing Islamic Extremist Ideologies: The Historical Journey of Jihad from the Late Antique Period to the 21st Century
Popular interpretations and academic scholarship tends to emphasize the relationship between jihad, military action, and communal violence. These reinforce a sense that violence is inherent to Islam.
Salafism and Traditionalism
One of the most contentious topics in modern Islam is whether one should adhere to an Islamic legal school or follow scripture directly. For centuries, Sunni Muslims have practiced Islam through the
Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions
The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of
The construction of authority and authenticity in Islamic discourse(s): contrasting and historicizing contemporary narratives from English Sunni narratives
Throughout Islamic history scholars have put forward cases about the ‘right’ way to understand the faith. Focal to these processes is positioning a scholarly narrative as authoritative and authentic.
Five times daily: the dynamics of prayer worship among Muslim immigrants in St. John's, NL
This thesis explores the ritual of prayer among Muslim immigrants in the city of St. John's, NL. Immigration across national, cultural, religious, and ethnic borders is a moment in an individual's
Journal articles and book chapters have sought to survey the trends in the study of the biography of Muhammad and those in the study of the Hadith within Western and Islamic scholarships. In this
Islamic law: a question of adaptability
Disertacija „Islamo teisė: adaptyvumo klausimas“ siekiama kompleksiskai istirti saryją ir Islamo teise bei jos adaptyvumo galimybes. Siekiant užsibrėžto tikslo, Islamo teisės adaptyvumo klausimas
Women and Islamic Movements
  • Eva F. Nisa
  • Sociology
    Handbook of Islamic Sects and Movements
  • 2021


Framed, Blamed and Renamed: The Recasting of Islamic Jurisprudence in Colonial South Asia
  • S. Kugle
  • Political Science
    Modern Asian Studies
  • 2001
A system should be formed, which shall preserve as much as possible can be done, their institutions and laws to the natives of Hindoostan, and attemper them with the mild spirit of British
First Century Sources for the Life of Muḥammad? A Debate
Abstract: In a recent issue of Der Islam, Stephen R. Shoemaker has contributed an extensive article in which he challenged the processes and findings of a number of studies conducted by Gregor
Breaking the Interpretive Monopoly: A Re-Examination of Verse 4:34
As verse 4:34 is central to the Qurānic paradigm on gender relations, the question of "wife-beating" has become a contentious issue in Islamic scholarly discourse. Does "wadribuhunna", a verb in
Critical Rigor vs. Juridical Pragmatism: How Legal Theorists and Hadīth Scholars Approached the Backgrowth of Isnāds in the Genre of ' Ilal al-Hadīth
Modern scholarship has accepted the 'backgrowth of isnāds' in the early hadīth tradition, but this phenomenon did not occur without controversy among classical Muslim scholars. Hadīth critics were
Questioning the authority of the past : the Ahl al-Qurʾan movements in the Punjab
LIST OF FIGURES AND IMAGES A NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION 1. : Introduction 2. : The History of Hadith Literature: A Review of Muslim and Western Theoretical Perspectives 3. : The Tradition of Hadith
Did the Prophet Say It or Not? the Literal, Historical, and Effective Truth of Hadiths in Early Sunnism
Clearly defining the place of prophetic hadiths in the epistemology of Sunni Islam has proven extremely difficult. On the one hand, Sunni hadith scholars and legal theorists elaborated two parallel
Historical Criticism in the Ancient Church
  • R. Grant
  • History
    The Journal of Religion
  • 1945
IT IS often assumed by defenders as well as by opponents of historical and literary criticism of the Bible that the method came into existence at the time of the Renaissance and reached its height in
Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arabī, Gender, and Sexuality
Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood.
Ghevond's Text of the Correspondence between ʻUmar II and Leo III
There is a persistent tradition in the Eastern Christian Churches, often referred to by Oriental Christians even at the present day, to the effect that early in the VIIIth century there was an
People of the Book
Because Jews and Christians had received earlier scriptures from earlier messengers (Moses and Jesus), they were referred to in the Qur’an as “People of the Book” (the “Book” referring to two earlier