Sirah narratives in early Muslim historiography

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Based on the importance of Sirah, this article is prepared to analyse a few vital aspects of its early sources. This significant topic needs to be addressed in order to examine relevant issues such as the beginning of the writing of Sirah and its development, factors that led to development of the writing of Sirah, the distinguished styles used by classical historians in producing their works, and the methodology of historiography applied. The understanding of the development process of the writing of Sirah at its early stage is necessary since it forms a basis and main platform for the complete understanding of Sirah master pieces and the methodology of the writing of Sirah, which continues to spread from time to time since its early period. It would also avoid false allegations on the authenticity of the authorities. Since the scope of the discussions on the earlier sources of Sirah is too broad, it is intended in this article to only focus on the main source until the third century of Hijrah. The sources which will be discussed in this article are books that analysed Sirah and Maghazi. During this period, the writing of Sirah had spread expansively after it had reached the glorious period in the middle of the second Hijrah. The selected historians were those from Medina as they had played an important role in the writing of Sirah compared to the historians from other places.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-965
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Early
  • Historiography
  • Muslim
  • Narratives
  • Sirah

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Sirah narratives in early Muslim historiography. / Mujani, Wan Kamal.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 6, 04.2012, p. 959-965.

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