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The Canonization of Al-Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon (Brill's Islamic History and Civilization)

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The two 'Authentic' hadith collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim are the most famous books in Islam after the Qur'an - a reality left unstudied until now. This book charts the origins, development and functions of these two texts through the lens of canonicity. It examines how the books went from controversial to indispensable as they became the common language for ...more
Hardcover, 434 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Brill
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Dawood
Oct 11, 2007 Dawood rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the development of the major hadith collections
Shelves: islamichistory
An fascinating account of the internal dynamic of the early Muslim community, and the varying status that the work of Bukhari and Muslim had in their own lifetimes and afterwards.

What exactly makes something "canon"? This book discusses this issue in relation to the Sahih of Bukhari and Muslim, and shows the growth of status their work went through before finally being accepted as authoritative.
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Aug 20, 2016 Waseem Naser rated it liked it
Highly illuminating study on the emergence of the Sahihayn as a canon. But I'd recommend reading Scott Lucas's "Constructive Critics" before this for a more nuanced understanding of the Hadith tradition
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Nov 01, 2014 Ur Salem rated it did not like it
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In the description of the book, one reads: "The two 'Authentic' hadith collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim are the most famous books in Islam after the Qur'an - a reality left unstudied until now."

Another westerner with an opinion! Poor Jonathan, he didn't even smell the ink of scholarship and got lost in all the books and communities he wandered through.
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Jonathan AC Brown is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Muslim–Christian Understanding in Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. His publications include, among others, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction and Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World; he is also the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law. He lives in Washington DC.
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