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Narratives of the Life of Muhammad

Redefining Sira Literature

By Gurdofarid Miskinzoda

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

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    978-0-415-60341-6
    March 1st 2015
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Description

This book explores the changing attitude towards Sira literature in contemporary scholarship and examines significant aspects of its inner development. It represents a shift away from the prevalent view that the main value of Sira lies in its use as a historical source for the life of Muhammad and the early Muslim community.

Contents

Introduction Part 1: Approaches to the Study of Sira 1. New Trends in the Understanding of Sira 2. Post-Wansbrough Scholarship on Sira and the Issues Part 2: The Genre of Sira and its Fundamental Characteristics 3. Problems of Describing Sira as a Genre 4. Concern with Chronology and Narrative 5. Varient Traditions within a Broadly Accepted Framework 6. Relating Events and Revelation 7. Citing Poetry 8. Literary Models of Story and History 9. Commentary. Conclusion

Author Bio

Gurdofarid Miskinzoda is Research Associate and Shi’i Studies Coordinator at the Institute for Ismaili Studies, London.

Name: Narratives of the Life of Muhammad: Redefining Sira Literature (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Gurdofarid Miskinzoda. This book explores the changing attitude towards Sira literature in contemporary scholarship and examines significant aspects of its inner development. It represents a shift away from the prevalent view that the main value of Sira lies in its use as a...
Categories: Islam, History of Islam, Islam - Religion, Middle East Studies, Middle East History