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Modern Muslim Interpretations

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780195111484
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853397 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0011
Modern Muslim Interpretations

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Muslims as well as other Western scholars of Islam would confirm that the most significant Muslim biography of the Prophet written in modern ages is Muhammad Husayn Haykal's Hayat Muhammad which first appeared in 1935. Abbas mAhmud al-Aqqad's works on the Prophet have also been influential, based on the quotations in contemporary Muslim literature. On the subject of the Prophet's wives, a popular study is the Tarajim sayyidat bayt al-nubuwwa by A'isha Abd Al-Rahman also known as Bint al-Shati. It is worth mentioning that these works were made by Egyptian Muslim intellectuals familiar with Western politics, culture, history, and literature.

Keywords: Muhammad Husayn Haykal; Hayat Muhammad; Abbas mAhmud al-Aqqad; Tarajim sayyidat bayt al-nubuwwa; A'isha Abd Al-Rahman; Bint al-Shati; contemporary Muslim literature

Chapter.  8298 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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