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Hadith Methodology

When Weak Hadith May Be Cited

When Weak Hadith May Be Cited

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
Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 13:05

School of Hadith vs. School of Reasoning

School of Hadith vs. School of Reasoning
The primary figure in the School of Reasoning was Abu Hanifah, based in Kufah. He made the greatest contributions to this Islamic legal approach. He used this method in responding to the people’s ne
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 17:52

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology
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).
Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 09:50

Ignorance, Perceptions and Mis-perceptions

Ignorance, Perceptions and Mis-perceptions
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
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:14

Definition of Sunnah

Definition of Sunnah
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
Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 08:28

Reporters' Reliability and Hadith Ranks

Reporters' Reliability and Hadith Ranks
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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:31

A Hidden Defect

A Hidden Defect
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,
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2006 00:00

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