Festschrift Harald Motzki

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Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, C. H. M. Versteegh, Joas Wagemakers
BRILL, Aug 11, 2011 - 495 pages
For many Muslims, the textual sources of Islam provide the guiding principles on which they base their beliefs. These texts have also been studied by Western scholars of Islam for centuries. Most of their work has focussed on the historicity of the texts, often at the expense of the study of Muslims' highly diverse interpretation and application of these sources in everyday life. This volume provides new insights into the transmission of these sources (primarily the Qur n and the ad th) and combines this with the dynamics of these scriptures by paying close attention to how believers in the Muslim world as well as the West interpret and apply them. As such, this volume provides a fascinating overview of how the sources of Islam are dated, debated and negotiated.Contributors include: Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, Gregor Schoeler, Maribel Fierro, Fred Leemhuis, Claude Gilliot, Andreas Görke, Jens Scheiner, Michael Lecker, Maher Jarrar, Gerard Wiegers, Uri Rubin, Kees Versteegh, Joas Wagemakers, Herbert Berg, Abdulkader Tayob, Roel Meijer, Martijn de Koning, Carmen Becker and Ulrike Mitter.

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Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, MA (1992 and 1996), Institute of Translation, Maastricht and Radboud University Nijmegen, is Lecturer of Arabic and Islam at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her current Ph.D. research is on the sources of the biography of the Prophet Muḥammad by applying the isnād-cum-matn analysis to a complex of traditions attributed to al-Zuhrī.

Kees Versteegh, Ph.D. (1977) on Greek Elements in Arabic Linguistic Thinking, Radboud University Nijmegen, is Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Islam at Radboud University Nijmegen. His field of research is historical linguistics and the history of linguistics, focusing on processes of language change and language contact. His books include The Arabic language (Edinburgh 1997).

Joas Wagemakers, Ph.D. (2010) Radboud University Nijmegen, is Lecturer at Radboud University Nijmegen and Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael in The Hague. His current research and publications focus on Islamist and Salafi ideology and Islamist movements as well as on intellectual trends and debates in Saudi Arabia.

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