What is hadith?

  • (noun): (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions.
    See also — Additional definitions below



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Some articles on hadith:

Sahih Ibn Hibbaan
... ابن حبان) is a collection of hadith by Sunni scholar Ibn Hibban ... collections intended by the respective authors to contain only authentic hadith ... He was a prominent Shafi'i hadith specialist and prolific author who died in 965 CE ...
... Hadith terminology (Arabic muṣṭalaḥ al-ḥadīth مُصْطَلَحُ الحَدِيْث) is the body of terminology which specify the acceptability of the narrations, hadith, attributed ... Individual terms distinguish between those hadith considered rightfully attributed to their source or detail the faults of those of dubious provenance ... Formally, it has been defined by Ahmad ibn 'Ali Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani, a renowned hadith specialist, as "knowledge of the principles by which the condition of the narrator and the narrated are determined ...
Saheb Qibla Fultali - Education
... He then enrolled into Matlaul Ulum Madrashah to specialise in Hadith ... years and obtained first class - first position in the final Hadith exam in 1355 AH ... In 1355 AH, studied and obtained ijazah for Hadith after achieving outstanding results in the faculty of Hadith, he obtained first class honours ...
Saheeh - A Concise History of Sunni Literature Pertaining To Hadith Terminology
... of literature describing the principles and fine points of hadith studies ... authored in the terminology of the people of hadith have become plentiful from the Imams both old and contemporary From the first of those who authored a work on this subject is the Judge ... Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, authoring works in the various disciplines of the science of hadith a book entitled al-Kifaayah and in its etiquettes a book entitled al-Ja ...
Hadith - Western Academic Scholarship
... scholarship has seriously questioned the historicity and authenticity of the hadith", maintaining that "the bulk of traditions attributed to the Prophet Muhammad were actually written ... Contemporary Western scholars of hadith include Herbert Berg, Fred M ... Madelung has immersed himself in the hadith literature and has made his own selection and evaluation of tradition ...

More definitions of "hadith":

  • (noun): (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran.
    Synonyms: Sunnah, Sunna