>The Hadith is a collection of oral traditions about
>>I'll run this by Eric, but I suspect this is per
>>the Hadith rather than the Quran.
>just what the hell is "the Hadith"?
>sorry im not as up on my muslim mytholgy
>as i am on my christian mythology.
things Muhammed allegedly said and did that were not
written down until substantially after the fact and
are not included in the Qu'ran. Christianity doesn't
really have anything similar on that scale, though there
were some gospels that were not included in the Bible
by the Council of Nicea (like the Gospel of St. Thomas),
and there was the legend of St. Christopher, that isn't
included anywhere in the Bible, who supposedly helped
Jesus and his family ford a river while they were fleeing
from King Herod.
It's also possible that this wife-beating advice isn't
in there either but is simply based on what Medieval
scholars concluded from reading and interpreting the
Qu'ran and the Hadith. That would be rather like
the theology of St. Augustine or St. Thomas Aquinas:
not Biblical in itself but based on reasoning and
interpretation of the Bible.
"The social emancipation of the Jew is the emancipation of society from
"On the Jewish Question", 1843