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The Formation of the Islamic Understanding of Kalāla in the Second Century AH (718–816 CE). Between Scripture and Canon

Leiden: Brill, 2016. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xviii, 576, (2)pp. Indices and 12 page bibliography. Text in English and transliterated Aramaic. Pictorial red boards lettered in white, with pink spine label. Illustrated with numerous Isnad (strands of transmission) diagrams. A fine, as new copy.

In The Formation of the Islamic Understanding of kalāla in the Second Century AH (718-816 CE), Pavel Pavlovich studies traditions (ḥadīth) about the lexical and terminological meaning of the Quranic vocable kalāla. Attempts to understand kalāla began with acknowledging its unintelligibility but ultimately brought into existence a capacious body of interpretative ḥadīth, associated with early Islamic authorities. The analysis of these traditions affords insights into the changing conception of scripture during the first two Islamic centuries, the early history of Islamic exegesis and jurisprudence, and varying scholarly attitudes towards constituent sources of Islamic law. The book highlights the importance of coherent methodology of dating and reconstructing Muslim traditions according to their lines of transmission (isnāds) and their narrative content (matns). (Publisher)

Contents: Preliminary Material -- 1 Vicissitudes of Interpretation -- 2 The Meaning of Kalāla is Unknown -- 3 The Meaning of Kalāla is Hidden -- 4 The Meaning of Kalāla is Defined in the Summer Verse -- 5 Kalāla is Defined in Ḥadīth -- 6 Summary and Conclusion -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index of Names and Subjects -- Index of Quranic Verses.(OCLC)

Volume 126 of the Brill series, "Islamic History and Civilization." (IHC). Fine. Item #52179
ISBN: 9789004306066

Price: $200.00

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