Ahl-i Ḥadīth
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Ahl-i Ḥadīth, “People of the Prophetic Traditions,” are members of an Islamic reformist movement that emerged on the Indian subcontinent in the late nineteenth century, distinguished from other Muslim movements in India and Pakistan by its positions on Islamic law (fiqh), theology, and ritual.

1. The teachings of the Ahl-i Ḥadīth

The Ahl-i Ḥadīth always stress that they are adherents of a school of thought (maslak)…

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Preckel, Claudia, “Ahl-i Ḥadīth”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_0107>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161641, 2007, 2007-3

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