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The Life of Muhammad: A Critique of Guillaume’s English Translation

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Mistakes in Translations of Hadith and Sirah BooksDr. ‘Abdul Latif Tibawi Professor Guillaume is not merely offering a translation of the received text of the biography of Muhammad, as recorded by Ibn Hisham from al-Bakka’i, from Ibn Ishaq. His work is a translation of his own reconstruction of Ibn Ishaq ... Read More »

Moinul Haq’s Translation of Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Mistakes in Translations of Hadith and Sirah BooksWaqar Akbar Cheema Muhammad Ibn Sa’d’s (d. 2330/845) work “Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir” or “Tabaqat al-Kubra” is an important source of information regarding life and times of early Muslims including a detailed account of events and aspects the life of the Messenger of Allah ... Read More »

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