Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought

Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought by Daniel Brown

One of the best books out there. Charts the history of hadith/sunna within Islam, with a focus on the debates surrounding their legitimacy.

Summary here: https://pressthat.wordpress.com/2007/05/09/rethinking-tradition-in-modern-islamic-thought-by-daniel-brown/

Read book online here: https://www.scribd.com/document/116836545/Rethinking-Traditions-in-Modern-Islamic-Thought-Daniel-w-Brown

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Transmission and Collection of Prophetic Traditions – Hadith

Transmission and Collection of Hadith

by Jonathan Brown

https://ahadithstudies.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/brown-hadith-collection.pdf
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Western debates over reliability and authenticity of Hadith

Western debates over reliability and authenticity of Prophetic traditions (Hadith)

Jonathan Brown gives a summary:

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History and Methods of Hadith Criticism

Jonathan Brown gives a summary on the history and methods of Hadith criticism:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/41077970/Summary-of-Hadith-Criticism

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Introduction to Hadith by John Burton

An Introduction to Hadith by John Burton

Burton-Introduction-Hadith.pdf (right click, save as)

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Summary of western scholarship of hadith criticism

Herbert Berg summarises western scholarship of hadith, including Ignaz Goldziher, Joseph Schact, G.H.A Juynboll and Fazlur Rahman. Good review. See attached file.

https://ahadithstudies.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/berg-summary-hadith-criticism.pdf

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Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence by Joseph Schacht

Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence by Joseph Schacht.

Written about 60 years ago, but considered one of the best works in hadith studies: https://ahadithstudies.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/origins-muhammadan-jurisprudence-schacht.pdf

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Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law by Ignaz Goldziher

Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law by Ignaz Goldziher. Written about a 100 years ago, but considered one of the best works in the field of hadith by a Western scholar, PDF:

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Welcome to Hadith Studies in Islam

Welcome to Hadith Studies. This page is dedicated to Orientalist and Traditional Islamic scholarship of hadith (isnad, matn, authenticity, criticism, methodology, historicity, collection, contradictions, politics).

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