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ahl al-hadith  Term Image (ahl al-ḥadīth) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
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Short Description: Community of scholars committed to preserving of the Prophet Muḥammad.
Long Description: One of the first communities of scholars in Islam which arose in the second Islamic century. They were committed to preserving the teachings of the Prophet Muḥammad in both word and deed.
Source(s): Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, edited by Dr. Joseph Lumbard
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms