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The Collection of the Qur'an - John Burton

The Collection of the Qur'an

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Published: 31st December 1979
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The most surprising feature of the Muslim traditions on the collection of the Qur' n is their denial of any role in the process to Muhammad himself. The merit of assembling and preserving the record of the momentous divine revelations has been variously ascribed to some half dozen of the Prophet's associates or Companions, and these ascriptions have usually been treated as hopelessly conflicting. Dr Burton argues that they are in perfect agreement. Their sole function was the deliberate exclusion of Mohammed. Dr Burton demonstrates in his analysis of the original Muslim sources a series of subtle distinctions, the most significant being that between the Qur' n document and source. This 1977 analysis of early Muslim traditions challenges existing scholarly interpretations, and Dr Burton argues his case with a wealth of detail. It is a book which all students of Islam will find required reading."

The Qur'an and the Islamic Legal Sciences
Introduction
The Islamic legal sciences
The sub-science of naskh
The background to the emergence of the third mode of naskh
The mushaf: an incomplete record of the Qur'an
The History of the Collection of the Qur'an Texts
The first collection
The 'Uthman collection
The Qur'an collection:a review
The isnad of the Qur'an
General conclusions; Works cited
Notes
Indeces
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ISBN: 9780521296526
ISBN-10: 0521296528
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 31st December 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.42