Browsing: History

“The erosion of scholarly independence can be attributed to the nature of the modern nation state itself,” writes Ahmed Hammuda, as he discusses the historic features that were pivotal to cementing an independent and objective scholarly tradition free of political meddling and manipulation.

The remarkable history of Ahl al-Hadīth from the first three generations of the Salaf shows them bringing truth to power and sacrificing their souls and reputations to that effect. Such reveals the enormous gulf between them and the many contemporaries who deceptively claim they are the continuation of that legacy.