Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature
By Mustafa Azami
Paperback 171 Pages
ISBN : 9789839154276
Publisher : Islamic Book Trust (IBT), Malaysia
About The Book
This is a topic-by-topic study about the science of Hadith written to fulfil the needs of modern college students whose medium of instruction is mainly in English.
It discusses the methodology and literature of ahadith. Divided into 2 parts, part 1 deals with the methodology of the hadith, and the second part discusses the literature, introducing the six principal books, as well as others which had great significance and represent a stage in the compilation of Hadith books.
The author hopes that through careful reading, it would eliminate most of the doubts which have been created, deliberately or out of ignorance, by Orientalists and others and would provide basic knowledge of the subject.
About The Author
Professor Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami, was one of the world's premier scholars of Hadith, born in Mau, India in the early 1930s and received his education successively at Dar al-Ulum Deoband, India (1952), al-Azhar University, Cairo (M.A., 1955), and University of Cambridge (Ph.D., 1966).
He was Professor Emeritus at King Sa'ud University (Riyadh) where he also chaired the department of Islamic Studies; he had Saudi citizenship.
Al-Azami served as curator of the National Public Library, Qatar; Associate Professor at Umm al-Qura University (Makkah); Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Visiting Fellow at St. Cross College (University of Oxford); King Faisal Visiting Professor for Islamic Studies at Princeton; and Visiting Scholar at University of Colorado (Boulder). He was also an Honorary Professor at University of Wales (Lampeter).
Many of al-Azami's works have been translated internationally, and his forthcoming works include The Qur'anic Challenge: A Promise Fulfilled, and The Isnad System: Its Origins and Authenticity.
In 1980 he was the recipient of the prestigious King Faisal International Award for Islamic Studies.
His Literary Legacy:
Among his credited works are
- al-Ilal of Ibn al-Madini
- Kitab at-Tamyiz of Imam Muslim
- Maghazi Rasulullah of Urwah ibn Zubayr
- Muwatta Imam Malik
- Sahih ibn Khuzaimah, and
- Sunan ibn Majah.
He died in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on early Wednesday 20 December 2017. May Allah Grant him Maghfirah and the Highest Place in Jannah.
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