ABOUT




IslamicOrigins.com is the blog of Joshua J. Little, a Research Fellow at the Department of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Origins at the University of Groningen. He received an MPhil in Islamic Studies & History and a DPhil in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the origins, transmission, and regionality of Hadith; proto-Sunnī Hadith criticism; modern methods of Hadith analysis, especially the isnad-cum-matn analysis; and the collection and canonisation of the Quran.



Publications


“Patricia Crone and the ‘Secular Tradition’ of Early Islamic Historiography: An Exegesis”, History Compass, Volume 20, Issue 9 (2022), e12747:
http://doi.org/10.1111/hic3.12747


“Islam and the Middle East in the Writings of H. P. Lovecraft: Sources and Influences”, Crypt of Cthulhu, Number 114 (2022), pp. 17-38:
https://www.hplovecraft.com/study/periodicals/search.aspx?periodicalid=188&issueid=4209


“‘When God created the Intellect’: An Analysis of a Weak Ḥadīth”, Leiden Arabic Humanities and Islamic Thought Blog (11th/January/2022):
https://leidenarabichumanitiesblog.nl/articles/when-god-created-the-intellect-an-analysis-of-a-weak-%E1%B8%A5ad%C4%ABth



Media Coverage


Javad T. Hashmi, “Oxford Study Sheds Light on Muhammad’s ‘Underage’ Wife Aisha”, New Lines Magazine (28th/October/2022):
https://newlinesmag.com/essays/oxford-study-sheds-light-on-muhammads-underage-wife-aisha/


“Oxford araştırması tartışma yarattı: Hz. Muhammed’in Hz. Aişe ile küçük yaştayken evlendiği iddiası doğru mu?”, Independent, Türkçe (1st/November/2022):
https://www.indyturk.com/node/571231/d%C3%BCnya/oxford-ara%C5%9Ft%C4%B1rmas%C4%B1-tart%C4%B1%C5%9Fma-yaratt%C4%B1-hz-muhammedin-hz-ai%C5%9Fe-ile-k%C3%BC%C3%A7%C3%BCk-ya%C5%9Ftayken


“Oxford araştırması tartışma yarattı: Hz. Muhammed’in Hz. Aişe ile küçük yaştayken evlendiği iddiası doğru mu?”, Şarkul Avsat (1st/November/2022):
https://turkish.aawsat.com/home/article/3963956/oxford-ara%C5%9Ft%C4%B1rmas%C4%B1-tart%C4%B1%C5%9Fma-yaratt%C4%B1-hz-muhammedin-hz-ai%C5%9Fe-ile-k%C3%BC%C3%A7%C3%BCk-ya%C5%9Ftayken


“Hz. Muhammed’in Hz. Ayşe ile 9 yaşındayken evlendiği iddiası, asılsız çıktı”, Haber Vakti (1st/November/2022):
https://www.habervakti.com/hz-muhammedin-hz-ayse-ile-9-yasindayken-evlendigi-iddiasi-asilsiz-cikti



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