Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Inverting the Gaze

Dr. Jonathan Brown and his assistant give a behind the scenes look at his paper in which he explores the Western academic investigation of early Islamic history and its radical critiques of the Sunni hadith tradition.

Read Blind Spots: The Origins of the Western Method of Critiquing Hadith here.


Dr. Jonathan Brown

Director of Research | Dr. Jonathan A. C. Brown is a Director of Research at Yaqeen Institute, and an Associate Professor and Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and the Law, and the author of several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy.