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September 27 The Problem of Sources
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John Wansbrough (d. 2002) 20 th c. American scholar Taught at University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Qur’anic Studies: Sources and Methods of Scriptural Interpretation (1977) The Sectarian Milieu: Content and Composition of Islamic Salvation History (1978)
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Western scholars of the early Islamic period Islamic sources do not yield historical truth John Wansbrough Patricia Crone Michael Cook Gerald Hawting Islamic sources do have “kernels” of truth Fuat Sezgin W. Montgomery Watt Fred Donner
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Asbab al-nuzul = occasions of revelation Example : the affair of the necklace Aisha left behind caravan young man brought her back on his camel Aisha was searching for lost necklace gossip ensued “And those who accuse chaste women and do not produce four witnesses, flog them with 80 stripes, and do not accept their testimony ever after, for such men are wicked transgressors” (24:4)
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QUR’AN 2:217 They ask you about fighting in the sacred months. Say: fighting in it is a serious [sin], but barring [people] from the way of God, and disbelief in Him and in the sacred mosque, and expelling its people from it are more serious in God’s eyes. Spreading discord is more serious than killing .”
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Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 923)
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