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Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī and Traditional Hadith Criticism

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Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī (d. 1999) was an influential Syrian hadith critic. A major advocate of Salafism, he proposed to infer rules directly from hadith, bypassing the historic Sunni schools of law. He taught in Saudi Arabia 1961-3 but had to leave because of aberrant legal opinions; for example, that it was unnecessary to fast in Ramadan if one could not see daylight, as in a house with the windows blocked, that it was unnecessary to remove one’s footwear to pray, and that the full-f...

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Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies Faculty
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Pembroke Colloquium Publisher's website
Publication date:
2016-08-04
Acceptance date:
2014-05-01
Pubs id:
pubs:641962
URN:
uri:4ebfa2d2-5a12-4ede-a133-24ddbc31dbad
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uuid:4ebfa2d2-5a12-4ede-a133-24ddbc31dbad
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