Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature

Ranked #19 in Hadith

This book, in lucid English, discusses the methodology and literature of ahadith. Divided into 2 parts, Part I on Hadith methodology covers: the definition of Hadith, authority in Islam, The Prophet's role, recording of hadiths, the isnad system, the history and methodology of hadith criticism, the criticism of hadith, and fabrication of hadiths. Part II covers the major scholars of hadith and their works. The author hopes that through careful reading, it would eliminate most of the doubts which have been created, deliberately or out of ignorance, by Orientalists and others and would provide... more

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