Tag Archives: hadith

Modern hadith studies

Nader asked: Hi Jessica, A very nice blog attracting sincere and relevant questions 🙂 Congratulations for this job. I have been reading for a while papers dealing with the authenticity of the hadiths and I must admit I still didn’t … Continue reading

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Is there a Qur’anic basis for ‘honor killings’?

Jim asked: With all of the reports of ‘honor killings’ in the US and abroad – is there actually any Qur’anic basis for this practice? Good question!  ‘Honor killings’ have started to appear in a lot of newspapers recently, usually … Continue reading

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Bill Warner’s Five Principles of Islam

Theoblogical (which is generally cool and worth a read) posted an article about Geert Wilders’ rally in Tennessee this week – as we’re coming up on “Draw Muhammad Day”, I’m going to talk about that and Mr Wilder separately, but … Continue reading

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Do all Muslims deserve Muslim burial?

Hello!  This blog seems to have gotten some new readers this week – so, welcome!  If you have any questions, please feel free to visit the Ask me anything! page and leave a comment!  And thank you to everyone who … Continue reading

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Is Bin Laden’s burial at sea really in accordance with Islamic tradition?

I’m guessing this is something that has been puzzling a lot of people – I’ve gotten a lot of hits recently from people googling some variation of ‘Islam’ and ‘burial’, and I got asked it twice at the same time. … Continue reading

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What is a muhaddith?

Since someone apparently found my blog by googling this: What is a muhaddith?  What is a muhadditha? Carrying on from my last post about the hadith, a muhaddith is a transmitter of stories about the Prophet (s’lm).  A muhadditha is … Continue reading

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