This in-depth study presents a detailed analysis and critique of the classic Western work on the origins of Islamic law, Schacht's Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence. Azami's work examines the sources used by Schacht to develop his thesis on the relation of Islamic law to the Qur'an, and exposes fundamental flaws in Schacht's methodology that led to the conclusions unsupported by the texts examined. This book is an important contribution to Islamic legal studies from an Islamic perspective.
Author: Harald Motzki
Release Date: 2002
Based on a new source, this study reconstructs for the first time the early development of Islamic jurisprudence at Mecca and challenges the current view of scholarship concerning the origins of Islamic jurisprudence.
Author: Nicolet Boekhoff- van der Voort
Release Date: 2010
Since its inception, the study of ad th conducted by scholars trained in the Western academic tradition has been marked by sharp methodological debates. A focal issue is the origin and development of traditions on the advent of Islam. Scholars' verdicts on these traditions have ranged from late fabrications without any historical value for the time concerning which the narrations purport to give information to early, accurately transmitted texts that allow one to reconstruct Islamic origins . Starting from previous contributions to the debate, the studies collected in this volume show that, by careful analysis of their texts and chains of transmission, the history of Muslim traditions can be reconstructed with a high degree of probability and their historicity assessed afresh.
Author: Ismail H. Yavuzcan
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2010
Dieser Band bietet einen fundierten Einblick in die aktuelle Diskussion um den Stellenwert der islamischen Theologie im turkischsprachigen Raum und die Forschungsschwerpunkte dieser Theologen. Er zeichnet sich vor allem durch seine vielfaltige Themenauswahl, unterschiedliche methodologische Herangehensweisen und inhaltlich-wissenschaftlichen Anknupfungspunkte aus. Dazu gehoren z. B. kritisch-hermeneutische Textexegesen, metaphysisch-philosophische Kontextuierungen und die Verdeutlichung uberzeitlich-existenzieller Bedeutungszusammenhange sowie die Behandlung gesellschaftspolitischer Themen in Hinsicht auf islamische Studien. Die Diskussion um islamische Studien ist umso wichtiger, als eine universitare Offnung fur die Islamische Theologie und Religionspadagogik in Deutschland ein wichtiger Referenzrahmen fur den allgemeinen Stand der theologischen Forschung ist."
Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Social Science
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Author: Kurt Franz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Medieval Arab historiography is essentially a matter of compilation, i.e. collection and redaction of materials already available in earlier works. Using the representative corpus of reports on a slave revolt, Franz examines the continually interpretive process of compilation, asking what was compiled, how this task was pursued, of what the finished work would ultimately consist, and how material was arranged and displayed. He develops comprehensive criteria for the evaluation of chronicles and opens up a new perspective for the literary and historical investigation of the primary sources.
Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2004
Professor Azra's meticulous study, using sources from the Middle East itself, shows how scholars in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were reconstructing the intellectual and socio-moral foundation of Muslim societies.