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Muḥammad Nāṣīr 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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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Edinburgh University Press
Host title:
Reclaiming Islamic Tradition: Modern Interpretations of the Classical Heritage
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2
Pages:
33-51
Publication date:
2016-07-18
ISBN:
9781474415156
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695419
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2017-05-15

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