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Stages of Recording Hadith and Evolution of Hadith Sciences

Stages of Recording Hadith and Evolution of Hadith Sciences

Some people allege that there was no methodology for recording Hadith, especially during the Prophet’s lifetime. Accordingly, they claim, this casts doubt about the authenticity of the science of Hadith and Sunnah in general. This allegation is quite wrong as during his lifetime, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to teach his …

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

As time passed after the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) passed away, more reporters were involved in each isnad (chain of narrators) of the Prophet’s hadiths. So, the situation demanded strict discipline in the acceptance of hadiths or Prophet’s traditions. The rules regulating this discipline are known as mustalah al-hadith (Hadith methodology). Among the …



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