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Modern criticism of the sahabah: An appraisal
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CitationDemirel, S. (2017). Modern criticism of the sahabah: An appraisal. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), 22(1), 65-83.
The relationship between the sahabah and Our'an and stunnah is crucial in terms of the reliability of the texts because its narrations are closely linked to the reliability of the narrators and the sahabah in general. Muslims can reach the sacred texts only through the sahabah: there is no other material means. The issue o f the sahabah is not merely a storv of some people who lived during a certain period of time. Thev are not objects of history or the Science of narration. The issue of the sahabah is very sensitive becaııse their position plays an important role not as individual biographies, but becasue of the role thev played in transmitting of the ahadith of the Prophet. This study analyzes the sensitivity of this issue and the disputes on the sahabah in terms of theorv and practice from their historical and modern critical perspectives.