asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,
This is an interesting talk delivered at MIT by University of Washington NELC Assistant Professor Jonathan Brown on Hadith Collections and Criticism. Professor Brown recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago where his studies focused on the history of Islam, Islamic law, Qur’an and hadith, Islamic historiography, and hermeneutic traditions in Islam. His dissertation is entitled “The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon.”
The lecture series was hosted by the MIT Muslim Students’ Assocation and held on November 18, 2006.