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Any author who appears on the 'marquee' after the first-named author of a research report, literature review or other scientific communication
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This perception of Prophetic medicine appears to be central to the editors and secondary authors of the books under study.
The secondary authors are not dealing with Ibn Qayyim, al-Dhahabi, or al-Suyuti's product hut rather with the truth behind their "limited and deficient" views.
The primary text is deficient with regard to updated medical knowledge and the age-old rules of reporting Prophetic traditions, but the primary author is one of the most prominent scholars of tradition in Islamic history and is revered by these secondary authors, who describe him as "the divine Imam and the second sheikh of Islam" (45) and "the great scholar.
Not only do the secondary authors believe in the forward progress of science, they also derive their legitimacy from this progress, as already explained.
When the secondary authors inform their readers that a particular tradition is doubtful, this statement invalidates the tradition within the body of Prophetic traditions, thus effectively resolving any contradiction between the Prophetic and the scientific narratives.
Our secondary authors appear to approach the question of trustworthiness differently.
This view of science and of knowledge reveals a perception of science as a continuous forward-directed endeavor toward more knowledge, which, the secondary authors claim, has always been contained within the confines of the religious text, awaiting discovery, but without the aid or science there is no way to know the hidden details of the divine knowledge.
Secondary authors use a variety of intellectual and epistemic strategies aiming at conciliating the two narratives without attempting to invalidate either of them.
The socio-cognitive setting to which the secondary authors belong requires a stable and quasi-permanent religious discourse that is capable of rewarding unquestionable epistemic authority.
At the level of the religious narrative, secondary authors are able to develop unique methods to interpret and to censor the Prophetic tradition in a manner that renders it compatible with modern science.
Although the notion of "concordism" can be useful to describe the entire set of processes aiming to reformulate the relation between science and religion, it offers little with regard to the strategies involved, as employed by our secondary authors.
This view of Ibn Qayyim is important to keep in mind as we see how the secondary authors formulate the authority of the respected primary author.