Concordance et Indices de la Tradition Musulmane Online Related publications

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Author: A.J. Wensinck

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Wensinck’s Condordance is an essential research tool for those who are interested in Islam’s Tradition (ḥadīth) literature. This body of texts is a major source for Islamic theology and law and forms an important source for historians of early Islam. The Concordance offers an index of all words found in traditions included in the six canonical ḥadīth collections of Sunni Islam, complemented by Mālik ibn Anas’s Muwaṭṭaʾ and the Musnads of Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal and al-Dārimī.

The Concordance is the result of forty years of international scholarly collaboration. Under the guidance of Arent Jan Wensinck and his successors, many thousands of pages of sometimes poorly accessible works were indexed and an enormous amount of catchwords were recorded together with their context. The seventh and final volume of the Concordance appeared in 1969 (followed in 1988 by an eighth volume containing the Indices). Making accessible the most authoritative texts of Islam’s Tradition literature, the Concordance is the main key to this far from homogenous but highly important corpus of texts.

This work has proven to be extremely useful for all those who professionally or otherwise are interested in Islam’s Tradition literature. Even in light of the recent emergence of digital platforms that provide access to these texts, Wensinck’s Concordance remains an essential tool for ḥadīth studies and it will continue to do so for quite some time.

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