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This is a collection of published papers. The relevant ones are the first three chapters. They are: "'Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr and the Mahdi," (first publ. Journal of Near Eastern Studies, XXXX, 1981, pp. 291-305), "Apocalyptic Prophesies in Hims in the Umayyad Age," (Journal of Semitic Studies, XXXI, 1986, pp. 141-185), and "The Sufyani Between Tradition and History (Studia Islamica, LXIII, 1984, pp. 5-48). The first chapter is particularly striking. -BS
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Makdisi is mainly concerned with the schools of law and the definition of Islamic orthodoxy; however, he does comment on the connection between musannaf collections of hadith and the development of Islamic law. -CM
Reviewed by C. Melchert in: Arabica, vol. XLIV, no. 2, April 1997, pp. 308-316.
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Includes estimates of the proportion of Shi`ah, Qadariyah, Murji'ah, etc., in each generation of transmitters, also of the number of transmitters altogether in each generation through the third/ninth century. -CM
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Review of two articles: George Makdisi, "Tabaqât-Biography: Law and Orthodoxy in Classical Islam," Islamic Studies (Islamabad) 32 (1993):371-396, and Wael B. Hallaq, "Was al-Shafi'i the Master Architect of Islamic Jurisprudence?" International Journal of Middle East Studies 25 (1993): 587-605.
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On this work, see the following references: G.H.A. Juynboll , "Some Isnad-Analytical Methods Illustrated on the Basis of Several Woman-Demeaning Sayings from Hadith Literature," al-Qantara, X (1989), 343-84; G.H.A. Juynboll, "al-Mizzi," New Encyclopedia of Islam (M- pp.212-213); and G.H.A. Juynboll "Musnad," in New Encyclopedia of Islam (M- pp. 705-7). -BS
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Said to be forthcoming.
---, review of Robert Simon, Meccan Trade and Islam: Problems of Origin and Structure in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 53, no. 2, 1994, pp. 154-156.
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Based on analysis of a portion of Abd al-Razzaq's Musannaf, the author establishes a correlation between the qualities of a large number of hadiths and the isnad through which they were purportedly transmitted. The author argues that the correlation implies that the isnads were in general not randomly attached to matns, and hence the matns are for the most part likely to be genuinely attributed. Furthermore, intrinsic qualities --such as an authority's criticism of what he transmitted from his teacher-- are also employed to argue for the historicity of the transmissions. A reference is made to the relative scarcity of Prophetic traditions on Ibn `Abbas's authority in the Musannaf, and the proliferation of such traditions in some later collections (p. 14, see also Crone, 1987, p. 33). Finally, the article examines some specific hadiths and legal rulings which J. Schacht had earlier attempted to date. For some comments on this study, see Cook (1992). Motzki says that his arguments are more developed in his book, which is cited next. -BS
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Reviewed by Irene Schneider in the Journal of the American Oriental Society, 114.4 (1994), pp. 684-685; G. R. Hawting in BSOAS 59 (1996): 141-143.
From Schneider's review, it appears that in addition to the material in the article cited above, the book is a research on the origins of Islamic law. Furthermore, Schneider says that Motzki "attempts, through a detailed analysis of Meccan transmitters and with the help of examples taken from family law, i.e., the K. an-nikah and K. at-talaq (pp. 67ff.), to show that many traditions can be safely assumed to be genuine, stemming from the time of the Companions and Successors. He is convinced that traditions originating from the Prophet existed and were known." -BS
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For a fairly detailed summary of this article, select this. -AG
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