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Author: Adis Duderija

between Qur ʾ ān– Sunnah–Hadīth bodies of knowledge and in particular in hermeneutically and conceptu- ally delinking Sunnah from H ̣ adīth bodies of knowledge thus largely still operate within the classical ʾ usūlu-l-fi qh theory. 204 A. Duderija / Arab Law Quarterly 23 (2009) 195-206 4. New Criteria

In: Arab Law Quarterly
Author: Jonathan Brown

Law and Society Even If It’s Not True It’s True: Using Unreliable Ḥadīths in Sunni Islam Jonathan A.C. Brown Abstract Sunni Islam is at heart a cult of authenticity, with the science of ḥadīth criticism functioning as a centerpiece designed to distinguish authentic attributions to the Prophet from

In: Islamic Law and Society
This book is dedicated to an analysis of seven groups of hadiths related to matters ranging from the rules concerning water used for ablution to those concerning the proof of facts in a qadi court. It has three main purposes. The first is to clarify the processes by which hadiths on a given topic were formed and developed by analyzing their isnāds and matns and by comparing them with expositions of positive law in legal manuals. Second, it seeks to explain why many hadiths exist in multiple variants and to detect the perception of traditionists about the revision of hadiths. The third purpose is to propose a methodology to estimate the extent to which traditionists accepted hadiths on a particular topic.
This encyclopedic work on Islam comprises English translations of all canonical ḥadīths, complete with their respective chains of transmission (isnāds). By conflating the variant versions of the same ḥadīth, the repetitiveness of its literature has been kept wherever possible to a minimum. The latest methods of isnād analysis, described in the general introduction, have been employed in an attempt to identify the person(s) responsible for each ḥadīth.

(a.) Tradition. The word ḥadīt̲h̲ means primarily a communication or narrative in general whether religious or profane, then it has the particular meaning of a record of actions or sayings of the Prophet and his companions. In the latter sense the whole body of the sacred Tradition of the

Ḥadīth (Ar. lit., speech, narrative, pl. aḥādīth) is the technical term for Muslim Tradition about the exemplary practice of the prophet Muḥammad, enshrined in his words (aqwāl, sing. qawl) and deeds (afʿāl, sing. fiʿl) and his tacit approval (taqrīr) of his Companions’ words and deeds (for a more

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
Author: Robson, J.

, récit, propos [voir Ḥikāya], est employé avec l’article (al-ḥadīt̲h̲) pour désigner la Tradition rapportant les actes ou les paroles du Prophète, ou son approbation tacite de paroles ou d’actes effectués en sa présence. Ḵh̲abar (nouvelle, information) est employé tantôt pour les traditions du