Misquoting Muhammad

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Misquoting Muhammad : the challenge and choices of interpreting the Prophet's legacy

Brown, Jonathan (Jonathan A. C.), author.

London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2015.

xxii, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 20 cm.

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Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Muhammad. There is alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based in fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion's founding moments. They were developed over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. MISQUOTING MUHAMMAD takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi's great mosques to the trade routes of Islam's Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the truths of scripture amid shifting values.

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ISBN:

978-1-78074-782-8

ISBN:

978-1-78074-782-8

LC Call No:

BP161.3 .B77 2014x

Author:

Brown, Jonathan (Jonathan A. C.), author.

Title:

Misquoting Muhammad : the challenge and choices of interpreting the Prophet's legacy / Jonathan A.C. Brown.

Physical:

xxii, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 20 cm.

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unmediated n rdamedia

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BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-349) and index.

Summary:

Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Muhammad. There is alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based in fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion's founding moments. They were developed over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. MISQUOTING MUHAMMAD takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi's great mosques to the trade routes of Islam's Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the truths of scripture amid shifting values.

Subject:

Mu¸¸¥ammad,--Prophet,---632.

Subject:

Qurʼan--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--History.

Subject:

Islam--History.

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