By Tarif Khalidi
In a piece that surveys a complete culture of ancient notion and writing throughout a span of eight-hundred years, Tarif Khalidi examines how Arabic-Islamic tradition of the premodern interval considered the prior, the way it recorded it, and the way it sought to reply to the numerous advanced questions linked to the self-discipline of background.
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From Hadith to history Somewhat like Moli&re's M. Jourdain, cultures often practise history before they are conscious of its parameters as a special discipline or craft. The incubation period may be either long or short, depending largely upon how quickly a society acquires distinct social and political parameters. Concurrently, the past as image-building frequently precedes the past as 'neutral' information; it becomes easier for specialists to wield and more interpretable as it becomes more charged ideologically.
M. A'zami has collected 'Urwa's Maghazi and provided them with an introduction under the title Maghazi Rasul Allah li 'Unva ibn al-Zubayr (Riyad: Maktab al-Tarbiya al-'Arabi, 1401/1981). 32 History and Hadith and exact Qur'anic parallels to the events reported. His precision may also be seen in his lists of names of participants in various incidents in the life of the Prophet. Such lists had political as well as fiscal importance in the new Umayyad state as it strove to create uniformity in governmental routine.
On the genesis of Hadith, the reader should consult both books as well as the detailed studies of Schacht, Abbott, Sezgin, Azmi, Wansbrough and Juynboll, to name only a few of the more significant modern treatments of this topic. Such terms as jizya and kharaj in the sphere of taxation or sunna, sira and maghazi in religious scholarship were used with considerable latitude up to the mid-Umayyad period. Likewise, the early governors had very wide executive, judicial and even legislative powers. 4 Hadith, the earliest vehicle of Islamic scholarship, came into being and reached maturity very much under the impact of political events and conflicting expectations.
Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period by Tarif Khalidi