Dr Jonathan Brown
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!
One commentator said: ‘I’m going through a difficult time and this speech is just in time. Thank you.’
Hadith, Fred Donner, Patricia Crone, Tom Holland, Politics, UAE. We touch on all these diverse topics with Dr. Jonathan Brown.
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 ›
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
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 ›
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 ›
Dr Jonathan Brown compares and contrasts the theodicies of the Abrahamic religions. For the “Job 38” theodicy see page 12. source
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 ›
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