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dc.contributor.advisor Serag, Mohamed
dc.contributor.author Amin, Yasmin
dc.creator Amin, Yasmin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-23T16:18:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-30T15:00:04Z
dc.date.created 2011 Spring
dc.date.issued 2011-01-23T16:18:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/1524
dc.description.abstract Narrations by notable Islamic personalities are a significant part of the Islamic religious edifice. However, these narrations are of variable quality and authenticity. To evaluate these narrations, standards and tools were developed and used. This study will look into whether or not it is possible to add a new tool that might aid in evaluating the narrations of an individual muḥaddith, using the example of Umm Salama. The study investigates Umm Salama from multiple perspectives to draw a rich picture of her. A detailed review of Umm Salama's life is presented, her genealogy reviewed, her character explored, her contributions to political and social events studied. The research uses both ShÄ«Ê¿ite and SunnÄ« expositions on her life and draws upon both ShÄ«Ê¿ite and SunnÄ« ḥadÄ«th collections to extract her narrations, creating the first musnad of Umm Salama. The research results point to several interesting conclusions. It becomes evident that all types of sources of both Twelver ShÄ«Ê¿a and traditional SunnÄ« scholarship (annals, chronicles, ḥadÄ«th collections, literature, etc.) have to be used when possible to enable an objective evaluation of a narrator. The original sources themselves suffer from inherent biases and methodological issues which necessitate using material produced by both sects to enable a more balanced view. The final result shows that these sources themselves provide a more complete image of the personality and the characteristics of the narrator, which when compared to the prophetic traditions narrated by that person provide a tool to help evaluate these aá¸¥Ä dÄ«th. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Umm Salamah, 596-681?
dc.subject.lcsh Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Family.
dc.subject.lcsh Hadith -- Authorities.
dc.subject.lcsh Women transmitters of the Hadith -- Biography.
dc.title Umm Salama and her hadith en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Arabic Studies en
dc.rights.access This item is restricted for 2 years from the date issued en
dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Arab and Islamic Civilizations en


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