Muhammad: forty introductions

"[This book] offers a distinct and nuanced take on the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad, using a traditional genre of Islamic literature called the forty hadiths collection. Hadiths are the reported sayings and actions of Muhammad that have been collected by the tens of thousands thro...

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Main Author: Knight, Michael Muhammad 1977-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Soft Skull 2019
Edition:First Soft Skull edition
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Muḥammad 570-632
Further subjects:B Hadith
B Hadith Texts
B Muḥammad -632 Hadith
B Muḥammad -632 Biography Muḥammad -632
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Summary:"[This book] offers a distinct and nuanced take on the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad, using a traditional genre of Islamic literature called the forty hadiths collection. Hadiths are the reported sayings and actions of Muhammad that have been collected by the tens of thousands throughout Islamic history. There is a tradition in which Muslim scholars take from this vast textual ocean to compile their own smaller collections of forty hadiths, an act of curation that allows them to present their particular understanding of Muhammad’s legacy and the essential points of Islam. Here, Michael Muhammad Knight offers forty narrations that provide windows into the diverse ways in which Muslims envision Muhammad. He also examines his own relationship to Muslim traditions while exploring such topics as law, mysticism, sectarianism, gender, and sexuality."--Page 4 of cover
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references
ISBN:1593761473