The Genesis of Literature in Islam: From the Aural to the Read (The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

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In the beginning was the Qur'an, the first book of Islam and also the first book of Arabic literature. Occasioned by the need to understand and interpret the word of God, and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims made an inventory and study of their tradition. This involved the collection, transmission and instruction of the sacred text, of the words and deeds of Muhammad, and also of poetry, both from before and after the rise of Islam, or pre-Islamic events, indeed of all matters regarded as pertinent to the proper and scholarly study of the tradition.This activity, which began in the last third of the seventh century, relied predominantly on aural study with a master, that is, on oral communication between teacher and student, although writing was already an integral part of this process. And it was the genesis of one of the richest literatures of late antiquity and the middle ages, as is clear from the widespread dissemination of scholarship through writing and the attendant proliferation of books. In the present work, Professor Schoeler explains how this change - from predominantly oral/aural to written - came about. In particular, he looks at the relationship between the aural and the written and explains how the tension between the oral and the written resulted in a creative coexistence.

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Shawkat Toorawa is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at the Cornell University.

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A review such as this cannot do justice to the wealth of detail and useful insights contained in this book and readers are strongly recommended to read it for themselves...--the present work is clearly an important contribution to the necessary task of appreciating the co-existence and interplay of the oral and the written in early Islamic culture and how expectations about the one should not allow us to mistake or misunderstand the other. -- Yasin Dutton, University of Cape Town Journal of Islamic Studies A review such as this cannot do justice to the wealth of detail and useful insights contained in this book and readers are strongly recommended to read it for themselves...--the present work is clearly an important contribution to the necessary task of appreciating the co-existence and interplay of the oral and the written in early Islamic culture and how expectations about the one should not allow us to mistake or misunderstand the other.

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