Hadith Studies

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This module aims to introduce students to the disciplines of studying Islamic traditions and to the different categories of narrations and reports received from the Prophet. It furthermore examines the standards assumed by different collectors of traditions in their compilations of hadith. This module will equip students with the necessary familiarity with one of the most important types of primary textual sources in Islamic studies.

1
Introduction to various disciplines of Hadith Studies
2
History, development, and the authority of hadith as a source of Islamic sciences
3
Classification of hadith and reporters
4
The definition of sahabi (companion), tabi’, tabi’ al-tabi’un and their position in reporting traditions
5
Technical language and concepts used in Hadith Studies.
6
Biographies of major compilers of Hadith
7
Compilation of reports
8
The six major Sunni collections of hadith
9
The position of the traditions of the Ahl al-Bayt and the four major Shi’a collections of hadith
10
Fabricated traditions
11
New Approaches to Hadith Studies
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The teacher for this topic is Sheikh Subhani and the text book for it is: Introduction to Hadīth. Translated from Arabic by N. Virjee. Fadli, A.H. (2002). London: The Islamic College Press.
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Enrolled: 35 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 11
Video: 9 hours
Level: Advanced