Modern Sirah Literature: An Overview

Oruçoğlu İ.

IJBSS International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol.3, no.20, pp.241-246, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In the nineteenth century, Islamic world faced the Western understanding of science, as it gradually started to go under the influence of the latter in political, economical and military aspects. The studies done in this period were now carried out in the face of the offerings of the Western worldview. Although there were some works, if scarce, done without concerning the Western methods of research, some others were written as criticisms of the orientalist studies and some were produced under the influence of the orientalist ideas. In any case, most of these works were carried out under the influence or the pressure of the modern scientific paradigm. This paper aims at giving a panorama of the modern sirah literature.