Introduction to Hadith
The book covers hadith terminology, sources of Hadith chains of narration, categories of Hadith, the criteria for Hadith narrators, and transmission of hadith. It also includes a translation of a seminal work on Hadith studies, "Durriyat Al-Hadith" by the renowned sixteenth-century Shia scholar Al-Shahid Al-Thani, the work that paved the way for the modern Shia study of Hadith.
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Classification of Ḥadīth
Terminology Pertaining to the Names and Generations
History of the Principles of Ḥadīth
Components of the Tradition
The Āḥād Report
The Fabricated Mawḍūʿ Tradition
Who Can Relate Ḥadīth?
Manner of Receiving and Transmitting Ḥadīth
A'ishah Abdallah Abū Abū Hurayrah accepted according Ahl al-Bayt Ahl al-Sunnah Aḥmad ibn Al-Dirāyah al-Ḥadīth al-Kāfī al-Sadiq al-Sayyid Al-Shahīd al-Thānī al-Shaikh al-Shaikh al-Ṭūsī al-Shaikh Muhammad Allah Arabic Arabic language authentic traditions authoritative Beirut biographical dictionaries cAli ibn caliphate chain of transmission Chapter Companions consensus contextual study corrupt denote certitude edition extremist fabricated traditions Fatimah bint follows Hadith Ḥadīth scholars Ḥasan ibn Abī ibn Muḥammad Ibrāhīm ijdzah Imam investigation Islamic jurisprudence jurists khabar Kufa legal rulings linked solitary report mashhūr maʿṣūm means mentioned Muhammad al-Baqir Muḥammad ibn multiple successive transmission mursal Musa al-Kazim Muslim musnad mustafīḍ mutawātir report Muʿāwiyah Najaf narrated number of reporters opinion permission to transmit principles of jurisprudence Prophet qiyās quoted Qurʾān refer renown ṣaḥīḥ saying school of thought science of Ḥadīth shaikh Shīʿa solitary report specific statements Sunnah term Uṣūl valid veracity weak report word ʿAbd ʿAlī ibn ʿUmar