Modern Hadith Studies


Modern Hadith Studies


Continuing Debates and New Approaches

Edited by: Belal Abu-Alabbas, Christopher Melchert, Michael Dann

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date:  August 2020

Brings together western and Middle Eastern scholars to explore medieval and modern approaches to the study of Hadith

• Explores and analyses state-of-the-art scholarship in Hadith studies in Middle Eastern and Western contexts, covering a variety of approaches and methods to studying and evaluating the Hadith corpus
• Addresses several methodological issues and questions in evaluating Hadith reports
• Provides a rich analysis of the global trends in Hadith studies, affording a broad understanding of the field and bringing together contributions from scholarly communities typically inaccessible to one another

About the Author

– Belal Abu-Alabbas is British Academy Newton International Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Lecturer at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He publishes in the fields of Islamic intellectual history, Islamic legal thought, and the history of the hadith corpus.

– Christopher Melchert is a Professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Formation of the Sunni Schools of Law, 9th-10th Centuries C.E (Brill, 1997), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Makers of the Muslim World) (Oneworld, 2006) and Hadith, Piety, and Law: Selected Studies (Lockwood, 2015)

– Michael Dann is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Illinois. He has published a chapter in Songs and Sons: Women, Slavery and Social Mobility in the Medieval Islamic World, edited by Matthew Gordon and Kathryn Hain (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Source: Edinburgh University Press

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