Analysis of Hadith by Jonathan Brown

Dr. Jonathan Brown is an American Muslim scholar and a lecturer in the Georgetown University of the United States of America. He was born in the year 1977 and was raised in a Christian background precisely the Anglican. He however converted to Islam just before the close of the century into the new millennium. He holds a bachelors and a doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Illinois. In order to be able to fully understand each and every aspect of his new religion the best way, he chose to study Arabic; he currently works as an Assistant professor in Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian Understanding in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Georgetown University. He also holds the post of chief editor of the Oxford encyclopedia of Islamic Law. Most of his research interests revolve around the history of forgery and historical criticism in Islamic civilization, comparison with the western traditions and the modern conflict between the late Sunni traditionalism and Salafism in the view of Islam (p. 3-5).

According to Islam, the word hadith is used to refer to the reports of statements or actions of the prophet Muhammad. They can also refer his tactic approval of something said or done in his presence. A hadith specialist laments that the intended hadith meaning in religious tradition is something attributed to Muhammad as opposed to the Quran. The story of Hadith from its onset starts at a very critical point where a man from a far distance travels to try coming and seeing whether he could get some issues solved by the Islam scholar. The Islam scholar was very famous and little was it known that sooner than later he would rise up to occupy one of the most influential positions among the Sunni Muslims. The traveler presents a question to the scholar, the context of the question was that there was to be a supposed opening of a school which was halted mainly because people saw it unwise for the girls to receive the same education with the boys, and they therefore built up some excuses which would help them expel the girls. The Muslim scholar out rightly opposed this saying that according to the Quran, Muhammad the messenger of God did not refuse the girls attending school s and going to the mosque of God.

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