Resources and Bibliography
The following is a list of resources related to this project, including historical information as well as technical resources used in building the app. I have used many of these in researching and creating the project, and have included additional ones that may be helpful for those wanting to explore more about hadith and the lives of female Muslim scholars.
- Mohammad Akram Nadwi, Al-Muḥaddithāt: The Women Scholars of Islam (Interface Publications: 2013).
- Nuriddeen Knight, 40 Hadith of ‘Aishah (2017).
- Jonathan A.C. Brown. Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy. (Oneworld Publications: 2015).
- Nuriddeen Knight, “Barred from That Which You Love: Lessons from the Life of Umm
Salamah.” Yaqeen Institute. April 21, 2020.
- “Hafsah bint Seereen (Part 1)” Ideal Muslimah.
- Zainab bint Younus. “Another Man’s Daughter: The Story of Zaynab bint Abi Salamah.”
- Ayah Aboelela, “Women and Education in the Historical Muslim World.” The Qarawiyyin Project, January 2022.
- muslimscholars.info: an online database of hadith scholars
- qaalarasulallah.com: an online database of hadiths, companion website to muslimscholars.info.
- sunnah.com: an online resource for hadiths and hadith collections, in English, Arabic, and Urdu.
- A good starting point for beginners wanting to learn hadiths may be “The 40 Hadiths of Imam an-Nawawi,” found on this page.
- abuaminaelias.com: an collection of hadiths, scholarly interpretations of hadiths, and articles on hadiths written by contemporary Muslim scholars
- hadithhub.com: an online collection of hadiths and hadith scholars
Podcasts, Videos, Lectures
- Omar Suleiman, The Firsts: The Forerunners of Islam (Yaqeen Institute).
- Lectures about the lives of various companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. In addition to its main webpage, they are also available on YouTube and on various podcast platforms.
- Haifaa Younis, Builders of a Nation (Jannah Institute), videos.
- Short videos about the female companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
- Muhammad Akram Nadwi, “Al-Muhaddithat | The Female Scholars of Islam” (video, Cambridge Islamic College, 2014).
- Lecture about the role of Muslim women throughout intellectual Islamic history.
- Graphspace: this was used to turn the datasets into graphs and to position the nodes and edges so that they’re readable.
- GitHub: used for storing code and data files. GitHub Pages was used for hosting the app.
- WordPress: used to create this site
- Miriam Posner, “Network Analysis,” miriamposner.com, 2019.
- Tutorial on creating and publishing network graphs using Cytoscape.js.
All of the data and code for this project is open source under the MIT License, and can be found at the project’s GitHub organization. This repo contains the data files. This repo contains the source code for the app.