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By Harald Motzki

ISBN-10: 9004180494

ISBN-13: 9789004180499

The stories accumulated during this quantity convey that via cautious research of the texts and the chains of transmission, the heritage of Muslim traditions may be reconstructed with a excessive measure of likelihood and their historicity assessed afresh.

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263. 62 This date is preferable to all other dates for which no sources are given. That means that he was 23 or 24 when Nāfiʿ died. 63 Mālik’s students, like Yaḥ yā ibn Saʿīd al-Qat ̣ṭān, regarded their teacher as one of Nāfiʿ’s most important “transmitters” – and by this they mean pupils. , Zuhrī, as his most important teacher. , Mālik’s students, even in the cases when they do not say that explicitly. Among Zuhrī’s pupils they preferred Mālik to all others, mentioning besides him as important students his older contemporary Maʿmar ibn Rāshid and – with reservations – the slightly younger Ibn ʿUyayna.

The large number of responsa in Ibn Jurayj’s transmission from ʿAṭāʾ may mirror the manner in which Ibn Jurayj aquired his legal knowledge from this teacher. h. On the contrary, the rare occurrence of direct questions put by Ibn Jurayj to Ibn Shihāb and the only sporadic references to a samāʿ (hearing) from him may be circumstantial evidence that Ibn Jurayj was not one 32 See Motzki, Die Anfänge der islamischen Jurisprudenz, 70–85; The Origins of Islamic Jurisprudence, 77–94. , ʿAbd al-Razzāq, Muṣannaf, 7:12498 (Ibn Jurayj – Ayyāsh – Ibn Shihāb).

Abd al-Razzāq, Muṣannaf, 7:13081 (13080). 68 ʿAbd al-Razzāq, Muṣannaf, 7:13096. 65 66 the jurisprudence of ibn shihāb al-zuhrī 27 Differences such as the large number of texts tallying only in content but not in wording show that the texts did not result from copying of manuscripts but from notes made during and/or after the lessons. Such a procedure appears to have been quite normal for the type of legal teaching in which questions were asked and legal problems were discussed (as opposed to ḥ adīth instruction where texts were recited or read out).

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