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Ḥadīth, piety and law: selected studies. By Christopher Melchert. Atlanta, Georgia: Lockwood Press, 2015. Pp. 359. ISBN: 978-1-937040-49-9.

Bin Jamil, Khairil Husaini (2018) Ḥadīth, piety and law: selected studies. By Christopher Melchert. Atlanta, Georgia: Lockwood Press, 2015. Pp. 359. ISBN: 978-1-937040-49-9. Intellectual Discourse, 26 (1). pp. 263-267. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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Abstract

Whilst typical modern discourse on Islam speaks of terms such as traditionalism, secularism, salafism, sufism, liberalism, terrorism, etc, the book under review represents an assiduous venture into the historical formative period of Islamic thought and civilisation where traditional Islamic scriptural sciences were at the peak of attention and formulation. Focusing mostly on the second half of the ninth century, Christopher Melchert, a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Oxford, evinces through this collection of engaging articles his profound sympathy for the prominent Muslim historical figures, who according to the editors of this Lockwood series, belong to various pietistic currents that seemed sceptical of some rationalistic tendencies of the time. As a person who has been observing the traditional, rational and spirito-mystical orientations and dimensions in ḥadīth studies .....

Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Additional Information: 6337/65437
Uncontrolled Keywords: book review, piety, law, hadith
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1518 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP135 Hadith literature. Traditions. Sunna
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP89 History and criticism
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP50 History, development and application of Islamic law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: Dr. Khairil Husaini Bin Jamil
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2018 12:38
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65437

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