Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami is a hadith scholar who is best known for pointing out the inadequacies of western scholarship’s understanding of both hadith and the compilation of the Qur’an. He was especially critical of the theories of Ignác Goldziher, David Margoliouth, and Joseph Schacht. Al-Azami has had a unique education, having studied at Deoband, Al-Azhar and Cambridge University. He has been visiting fellow and professor at Oxford and Princeton universities respectively and is currently Professor Emeritus at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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