Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

Patricia Crone Michael A. Cook


Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

  • Title: Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World
  • Author: Patricia Crone Michael A. Cook
  • ISBN: 9780521297547
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback



This is a paperback edition of a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in 1977 By examining non Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already engendered muchThis is a paperback edition of a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in 1977 By examining non Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already engendered much debate This paperback edition will make the authors conclusions widely accessible to teachers and students of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.


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As, generally speaking, is the case with every child who was born and raised in a Muslim country, I am more or less familiar with the life of Prophet Muhammad and with the main events in the story of the rise of Islam. This story generally follows a pattern which, it seems, is universally accepted by Muslims, and given that Quran does not give much information about the contexts of the Revelations, it is interesting to see the similarity of the contextual information different Islamic sources (w [...]

The book has promoted that its discoveries will "destroy" the essence of Islam and its theology. In fact, the book hasn't come up with anything new. We are told in the Quran and the Hadith about the numerous insults directed towards the Prophet PBUH and his religion from the people of the Book. Islam doesn't reject the idea of being the continuation of Judaism and Christianity. The Quran explicitly declare that Islam has the Judo-Christian heritage to be a part of the religion. The book didn't a [...]

In Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World, Michael Cook and Patricia Crone provide an alternative interpretation of the rise of Islam and the circumstances leading to it. In doing so, they have attracted some controversy due to their methodology, and the conclusions that flow from this. Their basic premise is that of scepticism: The traditional Islamic sources cannot be trusted, and early Islamic history has to be rewritten from to other sources. To this end, the authors have researched quite [...]

عرض للأفكار التي عرضتها الكاتبة مع ذكر بعض التعليقات على بعضها : المصادر التي اعتمدت عليها الكاتبة في هذا البحث اعتبرتها الكاتبة أنها قليلة ، فهي تعتمد في المصادر الأثرية و المصادر العبرية و اليونانية الرومانية ، في حين أنها لجأت أيضا وبكثرة في هذا الكتاب لعرض ما ورد في كتب [...]

This may be the most shoddily researched, baselessly speculative and frankly ridiculous book I have ever read. Some of their evidences for a radical rethinking of Islamic history include two mosques which didn’t point exactly in the direction of Mecca. Because you know in the 7th century geography was such an exacting science. Based on that, we are supposed to believe Mecca was actually in the Negev. Two mosques. Out of hundreds. I might as well argue George Washington wasn’t America’s fir [...]

This is a dense book with lots of intriguing arguments about the origins of Islam. I wish I knew more about early Islam, Byzantium rule over the middle east, and Samaritanism so as to evaluate Patrica Crone's arguments more critically, but I what I understood of the arguments made here resonated with me. That said, I am can see reasons for concern about the arguments made here. It seems entirely possible that critics of Islam could use Crone's arguments to push for a static view of Islam that is [...]

I read the book in its arabic translation. I think the book goes from the realm of history books to the realm of fantazy. The books lakes any clear criteria or interanl coherent logic to start from givens to conclusions. The book starts with a given to neglect all islamic sources and try to rerite history based on non islamic contemprory materail (only four pasages were provided in the book). I just imagine how to rerite hitory of 100 years based on four paragraphs! any way even starting with th [...]

This book is awesome. Too bad it's out of print and ridiculously expensive ($400) for a used copy now. Cook and Crone was part of my outro-justification from 'later Hagarism' (though the grace of God the Trinity was greater) in to the wide world of ridda and the dar al-harb, and a baptism in to historical criticism in any and all of its forms and uses, though rarely have I seen such a sharp razor applied so thoroughly. It may be inaccurate in some details, with an overly-broad mandate which is n [...]

Patricia Crone opens this book about the origins of Islam by insisting that she's not trying to offend Muslims in any way--but then she decides to use a historical method that's Islamophobic in its very construction: she argues that Muslim sources are not to be trusted because many of the writers wrote centuries after the events they discuss, and with political motives of glorifying the Abbasid caliphate. Fair enough. But by that same logic, most medieval Christian and Jewish sources on Islam ar [...]

sebagai buku, kitab suci pun buatan orang. hanya manusia saja yang membuat bahasa, mengisahkan pemikirannya dan merasa perlu mendokumentasikannya dalam bentuk bukutab suci pun ada konteks pembuatannya, peredaksiannya.buku patricia crone ini menempatkan munculnya islam dengan menggunakan sumber-sumber sejaman tapi yang di luar al quran dan hadisah disadari penulisnya, bahwa ini pasti tidak diterima oleh kaum muslim, tapi kebutuhan akademik tidak mengindahkan itu.buat saya ini menarik dan amat ber [...]

بحث مميز خاصة للمهتمين بأصول الديانات ،فالكاتبة تعرض وجهة نظر جديدة ،طبعا مع ادلة و براهين على ما تفترض .يكمن افتراضها بجمع أصول الأديان السماوية و تتطرق بعد ذالك إلى كيفية افتراقهم و من ثم عدائهم .بحث مفيد للمهتمين .

At times nearly incomprehensible. Seems like one needs to be an expert in her field to understand this work. Decided to read this after reading Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam (highly recommended) and could hardly have been more disappointed.

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Another maze , but the last few chapters are so good

Need to read again, too academic but interesting.

Fascinating look at the context of the early history of Islam.


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