Dr Belal Abu-Alabbas
Associate Faculty Member
Faculty / College Address:
Oriental Institute / Linacre College
Islamic Intellectual History; Islamic law and legal theory; Classical and Contemporary Sufism, the history of the hadith corpus as a discipline and literary genre
Dr Alabbas is currently completing a monograph that examines the life and works of Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Bukhārī (d.256/870), writing a biography of him and documenting his hadith criticism and legal principles.
Islamic History to 1500
Abu-Alabbas, B., “The Principles of Hadith Criticism in the Writings of al-Shāfiʿī and Muslim”, Islamic Law and Society 24(4), pp. 311–335.
Abu-Alabbas B., Melchert C., Dann M., Modern Hadith Studies: Continued Debates and New Approaches (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2019).