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Title: The Arabs and Islam in Late Antiquity: A Critique of the Critique
Other Titles: العرب والاسلام في العصر القديم المتأخر: نقد النقد
Les Arabes et l’Islam dans l’Antiquité tardive : une Critique de la Critique
Authors: Hilali, Asma
Keywords: Arabs
Islams
Late Antiquity
Critique
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Balamand
Part of: Hawliyat
Issue: 19
Start page: 33
End page: 44
Abstract: 
This contribution reflects on the critique Aziz al-Azmeh addresses to the field of Islamic studies in his both companions-books: The Emergence of slam in Late Antiquity: Allāh and His People, Cambridge, 2014 and The Arabs and Islam in Late antiquity. A critique of approaches to Arabic sources, Berlin, 2014. Both volumes aim to give an insight into the scholarship about Islam as well as a new interpretation of the source material to study Islamic history. The paper engages a discussion with two problems: Al-Azmeh’s approach to the Arabic literary sources and more specifically, the question of literary genre and his ‘model’ for the Qur’ān composition. The first part of the paper is an overview of the author’s assessment of the field under study; the second discusses his approach to the Arabic literary sources.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/6584
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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