Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Middle Path of Moderation in IslamThe Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190226831

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 April 2019

Review of the Source Evidence

Review of the Source Evidence

(p.16) III Review of the Source Evidence
The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks into the textual evidence of the Qur’an and hadith on wasaṭiyyah, which is followed, in turn, by a review of the commentaries the exegetes and ulama have offered concerning that evidence. The Qur’an and hadith often interpret one another, but exegetical works provide additional information on the occasion on which the passages in question were revealed, as well as their historical contextualization and significance. It is often instructive to learn how the source guidelines were received, absorbed, and observed by the early Muslim community during the Prophet Muhammad’s lifetime in Makkah and then after his migration to Madinah. The chapter also focuses on the issue of how scriptural messages of the Qur’an and hadith signify moderation in the way the early Muslims related with other communities and religious traditions of their time.

Keywords:   ummah, Qur’an, hadith, scholars, Prayer, modesty, Jerusalem, Ka’bah

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .