Associate Faculty Member
Faculty / College Address:
Oriental Institute / Linacre College
Dr Alabbas is currently completing a project on the theories and practices of hadith criticism in the Twelver Shīʿī tradition. The project is sponsored by a British Academy International Newton Fellowship and is based at Exeter University.
Islamic intellectual history
Islamic law and legal theory
The history of the hadith corpus as a discipline and literary genre
Islamic History to 1500
Abu-Alabbas, B., Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Bukhārī: A Critical Study of his Life and Thought (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).
Abu-Alabbas B., Melchert C., Dann M., Modern Hadith Studies: Continued Debates and New Approaches (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020).
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.