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Hadith Studies

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An Introduction to the Science of Hadith: Kitab Mar'rifat Anwa' 'Ilm Al-Hadith (Great Books of Islamic Civilization) (The Great Books of Islamic Civilization)
An Introduction to the Science of Hadith: Kitab Mar'rifat Anwa' 'Ilm Al-Hadith (Great Books of Islamic Civilization) (The Great Books of Islamic Civilization)
"A classic introduction to hadith studies which is still used as a work of reference today."
A Textbook of Hadith Studies: Authenticity, Compilation, Classification and Criticism of Hadith
A Textbook of Hadith Studies: Authenticity, Compilation, Classification and Criticism of Hadith
"The most comprehensive work on hadith studies in English - Excellent!"
Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development and Special Features (Islamic Texts Society)
Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development and Special Features (Islamic Texts Society)
"An historical approach to hadith literature - also very good. Includes interesting appendices on women scholars of hadith and orientalist approaches to hadith studies."
The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence
The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence
"An orientalist approach to hadith studies - widely criticised! Schacht argued that hadith literature was for the most part fraudulent - the creation of later Muslims."
On Schacht's "Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence" (Islamic Texts Society)
On Schacht's "Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence" (Islamic Texts Society)
"An in-depth refutation of Schacht's work which seeks to defend traditional Islamic hadith studies. Interesting and very detailed."
Studies in Early Hadith Literature
Studies in Early Hadith Literature
"Azami's magnum opus - one of the best books on hadith studies in English"
Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature
Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature
"A good introduction to Hadith studies - but some supplementary reading will be needed to grasp some of the points."
Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri: Koranic Commentary and Tradition v. 2 (Oriental Institute Publications)
Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri: Koranic Commentary and Tradition v. 2 (Oriental Institute Publications)
"The final nail in the coffin of the Oreintalists? Nabia Abbott examined early papyri of hadith and found very little variation in isnaad or matn from those in the canonical hadith collections."
Rijal
Rijal
"A useful work in the field of asmaa' al-rijaal - biography and criticism of hadith narrators. Includes many of the most important narrators for Malik, Bukhaari and Muslim."
Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions and the Traditions They Related
Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions and the Traditions They Related
"A great guide to the female narrators and the ahaadith they narrated."
An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith
An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith
"A famous collection of 42 ahaadith which embody the fundamental concepts of Islam which every Muslim should be aware of."
Forty Hadith Qudsi (Islamic Texts Society)
Forty Hadith Qudsi (Islamic Texts Society)
"A great collection of hadith qudsii - those hadith in which the speaker is Allah, rather than Muhammad (PBUH)."
Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik Ibn Anas: The First Formulation of Islamic Law
Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik Ibn Anas: The First Formulation of Islamic Law
"The first formulation of Islamic law. Although it is not strictly speaking a hadith collections, it contains a large number of authoritative ahaadith al-ahkaam (legal traditions). Essential reading!"
Bukhari (Makers of Islamic Civilization)
Bukhari (Makers of Islamic Civilization)
"An interesting introduction to the life, travels and ideas of the compiler of the most revered collection of hadith - The Sahih of Al-Bukhari."
Sahih Al Bukhari ( 9 vol set )
Sahih Al Bukhari ( 9 vol set )
"The most important of all hadith collections - considered an authority second only to the Qur'an by many Muslims."
Sahih Muslim
Sahih Muslim
"Another highly regarded Sahih work - but not considered to be a comprehensive collection (Jaami') like that of Imaam Bukhari."
Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Makers of the Muslim World)
Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Makers of the Muslim World)
"A good introduction to the life and ideas of the champion of ahl al-hadith."
Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Hanbal: Codification According to the Subject Heading - Vol 1
Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Hanbal: Codification According to the Subject Heading - Vol 1
"Ahmad's greatest work and the most important and exhaustive of all the musnad works. Original was organised by narrator - this edition by subject, which makes for easier reference."
Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Hanbal: Codification According to the Subject Heading - Volume 2
Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Hanbal: Codification According to the Subject Heading - Volume 2
"Ahmad's greatest work and the most important and exhaustive of all the musnad works. Original was organised by narrator - this edition by subject, which makes for easier reference."
Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Hanbal: Codification According to the Subject Heading - Volume 3
Musnad Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Hanbal: Codification According to the Subject Heading - Volume 3
"Ahmad's greatest work and the most important and exhaustive of all the musnad works. Original was organised by narrator - this edition by subject, which makes for easier reference."
Introduction to Hadith
Introduction to Hadith
"A good introduction to hadith studies from a Shi'a perspective. Includes a translation of the oldest Shi'a Ithna 'Ashari text written on the science and contextual study of Hadith "Dirayat al-Hadith"."
The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East)
The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East)
"A comprehensive study of the first two compilations of the Imam's sayings - Kitab Al-Kafi and Man la Yahdhuruhu'l Faqih (the other two famous collections being Tahdhibu'l Ahkam and Al-Istibsar)."
A Shi'ite Anthology
A Shi'ite Anthology
"An interesting collection of the sayings of the Imams."