By Joas Wagemakers

For plenty of Muslims, the textual assets of Islam give you the guiding rules on which they base their ideals. those texts have additionally been studied through Western students of Islam for hundreds of years. such a lot in their paintings has focussed at the historicity of the texts, frequently on the price of the research of Muslims' hugely various interpretation and alertness of those resources in way of life. This quantity offers new insights into the transmission of those assets (primarily the Qurn and the adth) and combines this with the dynamics of those scriptures via paying shut realization to how believers within the Muslim global in addition to the West interpret and follow them. As such, this quantity offers a desirable evaluation of the way the assets of Islam are dated, debated and negotiated.Contributors comprise: 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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