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Author Koertner, Mareike, author

Title Proving prophecy, Dala'il al-nubuwa" literature as part of the scholarly discourse on prophecy in Islam / by Mareike Koertner
Edition 1st ed
Published Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2023


Description 1 online resource (ix, 248 pages)
Series Islamic literatures ; Volume 5
Islamic literatures ; Volume 5
Contents Introduction -- 1. The Scholar and the Storyteller? Quṣṣāṣ in Early Islam -- 2. Biographies of the Earliest Dalāʼil al-Nubūwa Authors -- 3. Methodological and Structural Approaches in dalāʼil al-nubūwa Literature -- 4. Content Analysis of Early Extant Dalāʼil al-Nubūwa Works -- 5. Ibn Saʻd's "Proofs of Prophecy" and Its Intellectual Landscape -- 6. Recurring Themes in Later Dalāʼil al-Nubūwa Literature -- Epilogue: Dalāʼil al-nubūwa and the Promise of Comparative Hagiology -- Appendix: A Detailed Comparison between ʻUrwa b. al-Zubayr and Wahb b. Munabbih -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Dala'il al-Nubuwwa literature that is centered on narratives from the Prophet Muhammad's life has most commonly been viewed, or even dismissed, as the product of popular veneration. Building extensive research on biographical and bibliographical sources, this book demonstrates that Dala'il al-Nubuwwa literature emerged among the circles of early h?adi¯th scholars of the late 2nd/8th century. By analyzing extant texts of Dala'il al-Nubuwwa regarding their sources, structures, methodological approaches, and selection of contents, it showcases that these works were part of epistemological discourses on prophecy that transcended religious boundaries as well as the dividing lines between various Muslim scholarly disciplines"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Prophetic office.
Prophecy -- Islam.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004687343