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Title:
Dirāyat al-Ḥadīth
Author:
al-Thānī, Al-Shahīd.
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Publication Information:
London : ICAS Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
244 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781904063049
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Book

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Understanding hadith science is crucial to understanding the foundations of Islamic theology, shariah, and Islamic thought. This book outlines the history, development, and current practice of hadith science with special attention to Shia scholarship. It covers hadith terminology, sources of hadith, chains of narration, categories of hadith, the criteria for accepting hadith narrators, and transmission of hadith. Additionally, the book includes a translation of a seminal work on hadith studies, Dirayat 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.


Table of Contents

Part I Hadith
Title
Definition
Subject Matter
Benefits of Studying the Principles of Hadith
Relation to the Legal Sciences
Part II History of the Principles of Hadith
Growth and Development
Related Works
Most Famous Works on the Principles of Hadith
Part III General Terminology in Hadith Studies
Part IV Sources of Hadith
Transmission of Hadith
Recording of Hadith
Recording of Hadith by the Ahl-al-Sunnah
Recording of Hadith by the Ahl al-Bayt
The Four Hundred Primary Hadith collections
Other Hadith Works
The First Four Books
The Later Collections
Part V Components of the Tradition
The Chain of Transmission
The Content
Part VI Categories of Reports
Part VII The Reporter's Competence in Transmission
Part VIII General Authentications
Part IX Manner of Receiving and Transmitting Hadith