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A Revolution in the Sunnah - Ghazi A. Algosaibi

A Revolution in the Sunnah

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780863563454
Number Of Pages: 48

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These seven short essays provide a brief and cogent overview of selected "Hadiths "(traditions of the Prophet Muhammad used as sources for religious law) that the author contends were not only revolutionary for their time but have retained their potential to drastically revolutionize Islamic societies today. Each Hadith is presented in the words of classical Muslim commentators, followed by Algosaibi's interpretation. He frames the Hadiths as they can and should be applied to contemporary circumstances, lending new vitality to modern Muslim social and political life. A bold and clearly reasoned call for reform, "A Revolution in the Sunnah "concisely demonstrates the progressive urge at the core of Islamic tradition. The topics covered are political integrity; the role of women in society and the military; civil rights; privacy; cruelty to animals; family planning; and torture.

A Note on Sourcesp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Integrity in Political Lifep. 11
Text of the Hadithp. 11
Commentaryp. 13
Women's Role in Society (and in the Military!)p. 17
Text of the Hadithp. 17
Commentaryp. 19
The Rules of Proof Safeguard Rightsp. 21
Text of the Hadithp. 21
Commentaryp. 23
The Sanctity of Private Lifep. 25
Text of the Hadithsp. 25
Commentaryp. 29
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animalsp. 31
Text of the Hadithsp. 31
Commentaryp. 35
Family Planningp. 37
Text of the Hadithsp. 37
Commentaryp. 40
The Prohibition of Torture of All Kindsp. 43
Text of the Hadithsp. 43
Commentaryp. 46
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ISBN: 9780863563454
ISBN-10: 0863563457
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Saqi Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.06
Edition Number: 1