This is an excellently chosen and carefully edited selection of papers. In many ways it is a much better introduction to ḥadīth studies than any single text book could be, because it gives an insight into the whole scope of the subject, not just the well rehearsed variety of opinions on dating and authenticity, but the wide variety of different approaches with which people come to the subject.
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Interpreting the Qur'an
Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies
Within the classical Islamic tradition, the field of Qur'anic exegesis, more commonly referred to as tafsir, occupies a revered place among the traditional Muslim sciences. Although tafsir encompasses various approaches to the explication of the Qur’an and these include legal, theological,...
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge