Introduction to Hadith

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ICAS Press, Sep 12, 2011 - Hadith - 247 pages
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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Contents

Classification of Ḥadīth
10
Terminology Pertaining to the Names and Generations
25
History of the Principles of Ḥadīth
41
Components of the Tradition
76
The Āḥād Report
91
Evaluating Narrators
131
The Fabricated Mawḍūʿ Tradition
148
Who Can Relate Ḥadīth?
185
General Authentications
201
Manner of Receiving and Transmitting Ḥadīth
220
Bibliography
233
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