6. Ḥadīth
(9,238 words)

In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 2, The Post-Classical Period of Islamic Literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258

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When the widespread movement that resulted in the shaping and collecting of ḥadīths had come to a standstill as a consequence of the completion of the canonical collections, any possibility of further creative production in this area ceased. But the ʿilm al-ḥadīth continued to keep writers …

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Carl Brockelmann, “6. Ḥadīth”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_122060>
First published online: 2017

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