The Height of Prophet Adam: At the Crossroads of Science and Scripture (Paperback)

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The Height of Prophet Adam: At the Crossroads of Science & Scripture explores scholarly efforts to treat the conflict between hadith regarding Prophet Adam's height and extant empirical data. What may appear as a straightforward hadith about the father of humankind brings to the fore a web of interconnected disciplines: epistemology, science, archeology, the status of the Ṣaḥīḥayn, the evolution of hadith analysis, and the isrāʾīliyyāt. This case study hopes to contribute to two broader conversations: (1) the conflict between science and hadith, a crisis of faith for many Muslims today, and (2) the notion that the scholars of Islam's rich intellectual history were oblivious to the issues plaguing the minds of modern Muslims.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781915025326
ISBN-10: 191502532X
Publisher: Beacon Books
Publication Date: February 14th, 2022
Pages: 174
Language: English