The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam

The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam

The most important debate in Islamic origins is that of the reliability of the lists of transmitters (isnads) that are said to guarantee the authenticity of the materials to which they are attached.

Author: Herbert Berg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136115226

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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The most important debate in Islamic origins is that of the reliability of the lists of transmitters (isnads) that are said to guarantee the authenticity of the materials to which they are attached. Many scholars have come to the conclusion that most traditions (hadiths), which claim to preserve the words and deeds of Muhammad and early Muslim scholars, are spurious. Other scholars defend hadiths and their isnads, arguing for an early continuous written transmission of these materials. The first purpose of this study is to summarize and critique the major positions on the issue of the authenticity of hadiths in general and exegetical hadiths in particular. The second purpose is to devise a means of evaluating isnads that does not rely on circular arguments and to use it to determine if the hadiths in the Tafsir of al-Tabari, attributed to Ibn 'Abbas, are genuine.
Categories: Social Science

Method and Theory in the Study of Islamic Origins

Method and Theory in the Study of Islamic Origins

For a discussion of their methods and theories , see Berg , The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam , 18-21 , 21-23 , and 23-26 , respectively . 3 Each of these scholars has a different approach and studies different materials .

Author: Herbert Berg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004126023

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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This collection of articles examines the various and often mutually exclusive methodological approaches and theoretical assumptions used by scholars of Islamic origins.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam

The Silent Qur'an and the Speaking Qur'an: Scriptural Sources of Islam between History and Fervor. ... The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam: The Authenticity of Muslim Literature from the Formative Period.

Author: Herbert Berg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317589204

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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The formative period of Islam remains highly contested. From the beginning of modern scholarship on this formative period, scholars have questioned traditional Muslim accounts on early Islam. The scholarly fixation is mirrored by sectarian groups and movements within Islam, most of which trace their origins to this period. Moreover, contemporary movements from Salafists to modernists continue to point to Islam’s origins to justify their positions. This Handbook provides a definitive overview of early Islam and how this period was understood and deployed by later Muslims. It is split into four main parts, the first of which explores the debates and positions on the critical texts and figures of early Islam. The second part turns to the communities that identified their origins with the Qurʾān and Muḥammad. In addition to the development of Muslim identities and polities, of particular focus is the relationship with groups outside or movements inside of the umma (the collective community of Muslims). The third part looks beyond what happened from the 7th to the 9th centuries CE and explores what that period, the events, figures, and texts have meant for Muslims in the past and what they mean for Muslims today. Not all Muslims or scholars are willing to merely reinterpret early Islam and its sources, though; some are willing to jettison parts, or even all, of the edifice that has been constructed over almost a millennium and a half. The Handbook therefore concludes with discussions of re-imaginations and revisions of early Islam and its sources. Almost every major debate in the study of Islam and among Muslims looks to the formative period of Islam. The wide range of contributions from many of the leading academic experts on the subject therefore means that this book will be a valuable resource for all students and scholars of Islamic studies, as well as for anyone with an interest in early Islam.
Categories: Religion

Arabic Grammar and Qur nic Exegesis in Early Islam

Arabic Grammar and Qur    nic Exegesis in Early Islam

1982. “ Early development of kalām ” . Studies on the First Century of Islamic Society , 109-123 . Carbondale : Southern Illinois Univ . Press . - . 1988. The Youthful God : Anthropomorphism in early Islam . Tempe : Arizona State Univ .

Author: C. H. M. Versteegh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004098453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

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In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the basis of the earliest Qur nic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century A.D.). The material used includes both edited texts and manuscript commentaries.Various chapters analyze the exegetical methods of the early commentators (such as Muq til and Muh ammad al-Kalb ) and their use of grammatical terminology. These data are compared with the earliest grammatical treatises (Such as S bawayhi and Farr ).The material presented here constitutes an important source of evidence for the development of linguistic thinking in Islam and the origin of the grammatical schools of Basra and Kufa.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Arabic Grammar and Qur nic Exegesis in Early Islam

Arabic Grammar and Qur   nic Exegesis in Early Islam

1982. “Early development of kalām”. Studies on the First Century of Islamic Society, 109-123. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. —. 1988. The Youthful God: Anthropomorphism in early Islam. Tempe: Arizona State Univ.

Author: C. H. M. Versteegh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004348363

Category: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

Page: 243

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Categories: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

Arabic Grammar and Qur anic Exegesis in Early Islam

Arabic Grammar and Qur anic Exegesis in Early Islam

In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the basis of the earliest Qur nic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century A.D.).

Author: C. H. M. Versteegh

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015029967620

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

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In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the basis of the earliest Qur nic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century A.D.). The material used includes both edited texts and manuscript commentaries.Various chapters analyze the exegetical methods of the early commentators (such as Muq til and Muh ammad al-Kalb ) and their use of grammatical terminology. These data are compared with the earliest grammatical treatises (Such as S bawayhi and Farr ).The material presented here constitutes an important source of evidence for the development of linguistic thinking in Islam and the origin of the grammatical schools of Basra and Kufa.
Categories: Architecture

Tafsir Qur anic Exegesis

Tafsir  Qur anic Exegesis

This book traces the development of Qur’anic exegesis from its formative period in the first century hijri until the modern era.

Author: Gholamali Haddad Adel

Publisher: EWI Press

ISBN: 9781908433008

Category: Qurʼan

Page: 179

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Generation after generation of Muslim scholars have endeavoured to uncover the implications of the Qur’anic text through the science of Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir). This book traces the development of Qur’anic exegesis from its formative period in the first century hijri until the modern era. It offers a comprehensive discussion of the primary approaches to Qur’anic exegesis; namely, exegesis by traditions, literary exegesis, jurisprudential exegesis, theological exegesis, mystical exegesis, scientific exegesis, modern exegesis, and orientalist exegesis. It also discusses the requirements for an exegete and approaches to exegesis which are considered unacceptable, such as exegesis by personal opinion. This book is part of a series of translations from the Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam (EWI) which was originally compiled in Persian. Other entries from this encyclopaedia which are available in English include Hadith, Hawza-yi ‘Ilmiyya, History and Historiography, Muslim Organisations, Political Parties, Qur’anic Exegeses, and Sufism.
Categories: Qurʼan

Wiener Zeitschrift f r die Kunde des Morgenlandes

Wiener Zeitschrift f  r die Kunde des Morgenlandes

Berg , Herbert : The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam . The Authenticity of Muslim Literature from the Formative Period , Richmond , Surrey 2000 ( Curzon Studies in the Qur'ān ) . 251 S. , £ 45.00 . Seit westliche Gelehrte die ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015069027608

Category: Oriental philology

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Categories: Oriental philology

Studies in Early Islamic Tradition

Studies in Early Islamic Tradition

And what can such an investigation teach us about the development of traditional exegesis in relation to other forms of Islamic literary activity ? Such an enquiry cannot , of course , be limited to the scrutiny of the variant contents ...

Author: Sulaymān Bashīr

Publisher: JSAI

ISBN: 9657258014

Category: Islam

Page: 371

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Categories: Islam