Buy New
$25.05
Qty:1
  • List Price: $27.95
  • Save: $2.90 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development & Special Features (Islamic Texts Society) Paperback – September 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0946621385 ISBN-10: 0946621381 Edition: Revised

Buy New
Price: $25.05
18 New from $16.29 3 Used from $21.91
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$25.05
$16.29 $21.91
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development & Special Features (Islamic Texts Society) + Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Foundations of Islam)
Price for both: $48.79

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Islamic Texts Society
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Islamic Texts Society; Revised edition (September 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0946621381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946621385
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #882,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"'A well-informed and commendable thesis . . . a valuable contribution to Hadith scholarship." -- Islamic Culture

"An excellent introduction to the subject, presenting it with considerable detail." -- The Muslim World

"Professor Siddiqi is to be congratulated on this richly documented and highly readable book." -- Journal of the American Oriental Society

About the Author

The author, Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi, was Professor of Islamic Culture in the University of Calcutta.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bay Rich on July 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is my favorite book on the science of hadith, and is a great companion to books by Mustafa Azami. Edited by T.J. Winter, it even includes an appendix on women scholars. Sure it doesn't cover Shia matters, but they a small minority sect outside the centers of the faith. In any case, there's hardly anything in English that covers matter in more depth from a Muslim perspective.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Muzaffer Muctehitzade on May 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
The book is mainly about the development of Hadith. Author also tries to prove that the science of Hadith has started before or at least with the Islam and not like some Orientalists think after 2-300 years of Islam. Author explains the classifications of the Hadiths, Isnads and Hadith writers, their life, how they were teaching and spreading. A lot of references are given to each claim so I suppose the descriptions given are real and not fantasy. Each major Hadith writer is briefly described with littel autobiography. Overall it is more like Historical text rather than techinal or philosophical explanations. There is no mention of hadits from Shia sources so it is stricly Sunni origin. Shia sources are as though non-existent so from this perspectiv I did not find it very objective. There is a nice Appendix at the end as a response to Goldziher or Schacht or people in their opinion.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?