Reinterpreting the Hadith

The most sacred text is Islam is of course the Koran. However, another extremely important text for Muslims is the Hadith, a collection of thousands of sayings reputed to come from the Prophet Muhammad. Therefore it is really interesting to hear that Turkey’s powerful Department of Religious Affairs has commissioned a team of theologians at Ankara University to carry out a fundamental revision of the Hadith which will involve a significant modernisation of the instructions.
You can find more information on this initiative here and my review of a history of Islam here.

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