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TMST 5554 Prophetic Tradition and Inspiration: Exploring the Hadith (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Using English translations, this seminar surveys the ways the corpus of Prophetic hadith has inspired every area of Islamic life, including spiritual devotions and practices; theology, cosmology, and eschatology; family, social, and economic life; models of proper behavior; the interpretation of the Qur'an and sacred history; and later disciplines of Arabic learning. Seminar focuses on acquiring familiarity with the structure, contents, and uses of major Sunni hadith collections (but including representative Shiite sources) as well as later influential short collections (Nawawi, Ibn Arabi).

Instructor(s): James Morris

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO5544

Comments: Supplemental Arabic reading session available.

Last Updated: 07-Dec-13