The Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are the two primary sources from which Islamic beliefs and teachings are established. The Sunnah of the Prophet (pea
One of the earliest writings to attempt to cover methodology comprehensively, using standard (generally accepted) terminology, was the work by Ar-Ramahurmuzi (d. AH 360).
Many times when speaking with people I am shocked at the things they think they know. “Facts” are often repeated and stated with the utmost certainty. However, to someone who has studied the field
The definition of Sunnah differs depending on the area of Shari`ah. For example, a scholar in the area of Usool Al-Fiqh (Arabic for: fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence) will define Sunnah
The final verdict on a hadith as sahih (sound), hasan (good), da`if (weak) or maudu` (fabricated, forged) depends critically on the reliability and memory of the reporters.
According to Ibn Kathir, if reporters disagree about a particular sheikh or about some other points in the isnad or the text in such a way that none of the opinions can be preferred over the others,
According to Ash-Shafi`i, a shadh (irregular) hadith is one that is reported by a trustworthy person but goes against the narration of a person more reliable than him.
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