Hadith History and Principles by Gibril Fouad Haddad with Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani’s Nukhbat al-Fikar Translated by Arabesque Musa Furber
HADITH HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES BY GIBRIL FOUAD HADDAD
- Foreword to Volume One
- The Story of Ḥadīth
- Have You Ever Seen a Faqīh?
- Superiority of Fiqh over Ḥadīth
- Madhhāhib of the Imāms of Ḥadīth
- Strictness and Laxity in Ḥadīth Criticism
- Verifiable Transmission (Isnād) and the Sects
- “Famous-Ḥadīth” and “Forgery” Compilations
- The “Disclaimed” –Munkar – Ḥadīth
- Use of Weak Ḥadīths in Islam
- Weak Ḥadīths in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī?
- Lone-Narrator Reports
- Ḥadīth Narration ad Sensum vs. ad Litteram
- Ḥadīth Authentication by Kashf
- Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī’s Nukhbat al-Fikar
- Index of Technical Terms in Nukhbat al-Fikar
- Index of Qur’ānic Verses
- Index of Narrations
From the Book
The present work is a tribute to those prestigious Predecessors. It is intended as a presentation of their thought on some of the core issues and principles of the Sunna.
The first article, “The Story of Ḥadīth,” is a brief description of what we mean by that term and the genesis of its genres in response to a layperson’s question.
The next two articles address the epistemic relationship of learning, understanding, and practising in the view of the early Ulema of Ḥadīth and Fiqh: “Have You Ever Seen a Faqīh?” and “The Superiority of Fiqh over Ḥadīth.”
The fourth article, “Madhāhib of the Imāms of Ḥadīth,” summarizes what we know of the schools of Law the compilers of the Musnad, two Ṣaḥīḥs, and Sunan followed.
The fifth article, “Strictness and Laxity in Ḥadīth Criticism,” diagnoses the two extremes that distinguish the derogators and the unscrupulous from the careful ḥadīth critic.
The sixth article, “Isnād and the Sects,” takes a glimpse at the lose/ lose scenario of ill-prepared tradition-minded Muslims facing Western-minded Muslims and their agendas. the remaining articles bring the English-speaking reader the most thorough documentation to date on seven seldom-addressed topics in ḥadīth science: