Qur’anic Studies in Western Academia

TUESDAYS, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4 Sessions between July 9 to August 3

Beginning with the end of the 19th century, Western academia witnessed a remarkable interest in Qur’anic studies for a couple of reasons and in different academic departments. This lecture attempts, through the lens of Islamic tradition, to address and discuss some approaches Western scholars and institutions follow.

Hadith criticism (Muṣṭalaḥ): origin and evolution

THURSDAYS, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4 Sessions between July 9 to August 3

In his Nuzhat al-Naẓar, Ibn Ḥajar stated that al-Rāmahurmuzī (d. 971/ 360) was the first scholar who penned a treatise on Muṣṭalaḥ, al-Muḥaddith al-Fāṣil. Comparing al-Rāmahurmuzī’s treatise with works written after him, one notices that the origin of Muṣṭalaḥ goes two centuries back. This lecture attempts to discuss the origin and evolution of Muṣṭalaḥ and the impact of first works written in the second and third Hijrī centuries on the history of ḥadīth.

About Dr. Issam Eido

Dr. Issam Eido is a Senior Lecturer at Vanderbilt University, the Department of Religious Studies. In 2013-2015 he was a visiting scholar at the Divinity School and a fellow at Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University Of Chicago. In 2012 he was a Fellow of the “EUME” Research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien and Corpus Coranicum in Berlin. Issam Eido holds a PhD (2010) in Islamic Studies (Hadith Terminology) from the Sharīʿah Department, Damascus University. Eido’s research focuses on the Qur’an, Hadith Studies, Sufism, and Semitic languages. He published two books on hadith and a couple of papers.

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