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Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Joel Blecher


While scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad’s sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how Muslims interpreted and reinterpreted hadith across a millennium or more has yet to be told. Said the Prophet of God takes up this charge, illuminating the rich social and intellectual stakes of hadith commentary in the times and places it came to life: classical Andalusia, medieval Egypt, and modern India. The book closes with an epilogue on how commentary has been taken up by contemporary Islamist groups such as ISIS. Weaving together tales of high court riva ... More

Keywords: hadith, commentary, Andalusia, Egypt, India, ISIS, tradition, social history, intellectual history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520295933
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520295933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Blecher, author
George Washington University