Dr Jonathan Brown
Jesus and Muhammad in Western Scholarship
Usman Sheikh discusses the historical Jesus and the historical Muhammad in western scholarship, and the subject of Quranic intertextuality. I will be making 3 smaller videos out of this blockbuster!
Dr. Jonathan AC Brown – Why do bad things happen to good people?
One commentator said: ‘I’m going through a difficult time and this speech is just in time. Thank you.’
Revisionist History, Academia & Political Stances | Dr. Jonathan A.C. Brown
Hadith, Fred Donner, Patricia Crone, Tom Holland, Politics, UAE. We touch on all these diverse topics with Dr. Jonathan Brown.
‘Al-Maslahah’ – a little known goal of the Shari’ah.
Maslahah is the idea of the public good or the general welfare as an important goal of God’s law. The article below is from The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World by Jonathan A.C. Brown. It interests me as it… Read More ›
Can We Trust Hadith Literature? Understanding the Processes of Transmission and Preservation
Dr Jonathan Brown posted the following on his Facebook page earlier today: Muntasir Zaman: Can We Trust Hadith Literature? Understanding the Processes of Transmission and Preservation
Book Recommendations from Dr. Jonathan Brown
Interested in books about Islam, Islamic history, and Islam & politics? Dr. Jonathan Brown offers some book recommendations for you to consider while at home. Reading List: The Message of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad The Road to Mecca by… Read More ›
Dr Jonathan Brown comments on some issues that have caused much debate on YouTube and social media recently
Dr Brown writes: Folks, studies by scholars in the West on the transmission of the Quran all rely *solely* 1) on books of Quranic recitations written by major Muslim scholars like al-Dani (d. 444 AH), Ibn Abi Dawud (d. 316… Read More ›
How was homosexuality dealt with in pre-modern Islamic civilization?
The short answer is that it wasn’t. The guardians of the Shariah (judges, concerned scholars, market police, etc.) turned a blind eye to the private lives of the populace. Thus, despite the endless production of poetry extolling the beauty of… Read More ›
The Job 38 approach
Dr Jonathan Brown compares and contrasts the theodicies of the Abrahamic religions. For the “Job 38” theodicy see page 12. source
Book review: Slavery & Islam by Jonathan A.C. Brown
There are some academics whose books are always worth purchasing, for their erudition, good judgement and readability. Dr Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University is one of them. He never fails to deliver excellence: I have devoured his Misquoting Muhammad: The… Read More ›
My 3 academic book recommendations
I briefly discuss: The Historical Figure of Jesus – by E. P. Sanders. The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion – by Anabel Inge. Slavery and Islam – by Jonathan A.C. Brown