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Panel: Hadith Legacy: The Content and the Social Network of Hadith in Islamic Intellectual History, Syracuse University, April 6, 2022 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

April 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hadith, the first-hand reports of the Prophet Muhammad’s words and deeds, is one of the two major sources for the Muslims apart from the Qur’an. This panel will present two analyses of hadith legacy. Recep Senturk, the first panelist, is going to analyze the Hadith transmission network from a sociological perspective as a chain of social memory. He will discuss that Hadith represents a major part of the social memory of Muslim society and it has been transmitted across generations through Hadith transmission network until today. He will draw attention to the role of the prominent scholars of Hadith known as huffaz in the transmission process. This network is the longest recorded social network in the world today. Then, Issam Eido, the other panelist, is going to analyze the social aspect of Isnad (chain of narrators) in early Hadith criticism. He will present a new understanding of the criteria used by Muslim scholars in accepting or rejecting traditions attributed to Muhammad based on ranking of first-generation narrators, and the significance of their region, gender, and relationship to the hadith content.

The panelists are Issam Eido (Vanderbilt University; Harvard University) and Recep Senturk (Ibn Haldun University).  The panel will be moderated by Ahmet Celik (Syracuse University).

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April 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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