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This front matter section of the book The Canonization of al-Bukhārī and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunnī ḥādīth Canon contains the table of contents, a list of charts, acknowledgments, dates and abbreviations and preface. In the West, the study of the Sunni ḥādīth tradition has focused mainly on the ‘Authenticity Question’, to what extent does the ḥādīth corpus provide a historically reliable documentation of early Islamic political, doctrinal and legal history. The book is about the Sunni ḥadīth tradition and its role in Islamic civilization after the Authenticity Question fades from view.

Keywords: Islamic civilization; Sunni ḥādīth tradition



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