Recording the Traditions (Hadith)

18.09.2013, Wednesday

Hadith on Times of Conflict and Civil War

The Messenger of God said: The happy man is he who avoids fitna...  but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance. 

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Development of Narration Literature

The hadith (sayings of the Prophet) literature has developed in the following stages: a) The Kitabat al-Hadith, that is the recording of a hadith on paper during the period of the Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet) and the early Tabiin (Successors of Companions of the Prophet).

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A Critique and Evaluation of Narrations Concerned with the Recording of Hadiths

It is an undeniable fact that writing plays a significant role in passing information on to future generations. However, recording information is not sufficient on its own for reliable transfer, as the soundness of information is not so much related to whether...

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The Social and Oral Structure of Isnad (Chain of Transmission ): Whose Narrative?

The more than 1400 year-old social network of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) scholars is known traditionally as the isnad (chain of transmission) system which includes innumerable scholars in Islam’s broad geography.

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The Sociological Aspects of the Hadith Transmission System

The hadith transmission network, or chains of narration, which has covered the entire Islamic world, Malaysia to Central Asia, and Hijaz to Morocco for fifteen centuries, functioning as the nervous system of the Muslim world...

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