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Transmission and Authority of prophetic traditions in the Islamic world during the first three centuries

05/27/2008 - 05/28/2008

Workshop, Sektion Text und Kontext

Location:   Orientalisches Institut
                Mühlweg 15
                06114 Halle (Saale)
                Seminar room I


The workshop deals with the authority of prophetic traditions in Islam during the first three centuries through its three fundamental aspects: Analysis of a text, analysis of chains of transmitters, and the geographic dimension of transmission. Christopher Melchert (Oxford) will give a seminar focused on some pages of Ibn Hanbal, kitâb al-Zuhd; secondly he will direct a working group with the analysis of chains of transmitters from Abd al-Razzâq, al-Musannaf and Ibn Abî Shayba, al-Musannaf. Asma Hilali will present a geographic map about the transmission of hadith during the first three centuries of Islam.



4 - 6 p.m.
Christopher Melchert (Oxford): Ibn Hanbal, Kitâb al-zuhd


3 - 3.30 p.m.
Asma Hilali: Geography of transmission in the three first centuries of islam (VIe /XIIe c.e.)

3.30 - 3.45 p.m.

3.45 - 4 p.m.
Coffee break

4 - 6 p.m.
Working group: Analysis of specific chains of transmissions (isnâd) by identifying the transmitters following the methods of G.H.A. Juynboll and H. Motzki