Islam at 250: Studies in Memory of G.H.A. Juynboll

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Petra Sijpesteijn, Ph.D. 2004.

Islam at 250: Studies in Memory of G.H.A. Juynboll is a collection of original articles on the state of Islamic sciences and Arabic culture in the early phases of their crystallization. It covers a wide range of intellectual activity in the first three centuries of Islam, such as the study ofḥadīth, the Qurʾān, Arabic language and literature, and history. Individually and taken together, the articles provide important new insights and make an important contribution to scholarship on early Islam. The authors, whose work reflects an affinity with Juynboll's research interests, are all experts in their fields. Pointing to the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and signalling lacunae, their contributions show how scholarship has advanced since Juynboll's days. 

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables 
Notes on Contributors 
Notes on Transliteration, Names and Dates 
Islamic Studies as a Legacy: Remembering Gautier Juynboll 
Léon Buskens 
Bibliography of G.H.A. Juynboll 

  Petra M. Sijpesteijn and Camilla Adang 

Part 1 Scholary Traditions and Networks

1 Ibn Abī Isḥāq (d. ca. 125/743) and His Scholarly Network 
  Monique Bernards 
2 The Maghreb and Al-Andalus at 250 H: Rulers, Scholars and Their Works 
  Maribel Fierro 
3 Muslim Tradition: Theory vs Usage. The Definition (ḥadd) and the Usage (istiʿmāl) in Sunnī Hadith Science in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries CE 
  Asma Hilali 
4 The Theory and Practice of Hadith Criticism in the Mid-ninth Century 
  Christopher Melchert 
5 Juynboll, al-Zuhrī, and al-Kitāb: About the Historicity of Transmission below the Common Link Level 
  Pavel Pavlovitch 

Part 2 Creating the Canon

6 Muck and Brass: The Context for Analysing Early Imāmī Legal Doctrine 
  Robert Gleave 
7 When Did Ibn Isḥāq Compose His maghāzī
  Michael Lecker 
8 Ibn Ḥanbal’s Reconstruction of the Ṣaḥīfa of ʿAmr b. Shuʿayb: A Preliminary Assessment 
  Scott Lucas 

Part 3 Contexts of Hadith Creation and Transmission

9 The Curious Case of Early Muslim Hair Dyeing 
  Ahmed El Shamsy 
10 “Will you not Teach ruqyat al-namla to This (Woman) …?”: Notes on a Hadith’s Historical Uncertainties and Its Role in Translations of Muḥammad 
  Aisha Geissinger 
11 Cry me a Jāhiliyya: Muslim Reconstructions of Pre-Islamic Arabian Culture—A Case Study 
  Peter Webb 

Part 4 Terminology and Definitions

12 Hadith as Adab: Ibn Qutayba’s Chapter on Hadith in His ʿUyūn al-Akhbār 
  Geert Jan van Gelder 
13 Étymologie et monoprophétisme: Réflexions sur les ḥanīfs du Coran entre mythe et histoire 
  Claude Gilliot 
14 Gautier H.A. Juynboll, ḥaḍīth and ḥadīth-related Technical Terminology: khabar in Western Studies and Early Islamic Literature 
  Roberto Tottoli 

Series Title
Leiden Studies in Islam and Society
Series Volume
Leiden and Boston
Paper: 9789004427945; ebook: 9789004427952