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Dr Belal Alabbas

British Academy Newton International Fellow

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.

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Research interests

Islamic intellectual history

Islamic law and legal theory

Classical Sufism

Quranic Exegesis

The history of the hadith corpus as a discipline and literary genre

External impact and engagement

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.


B.A. (Al-Azhar); MSt, DPhil (Oxon)

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