Preservation of Prophet’s (SAW) Hadith
Speaker: Aslam AbuIsmaeel
Date: Saturday, 5th August 2006
Duration: 2 hours 23 minutes
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Chronology and stages of how the Prophet?s words and hadith were preserved; how we gain confidence in authenticity of hadith; earliest written records and memorisation of hadith from the Prophet?s time; Major scholars of hadith of various ages; Major books of hadith compilation of various stages; science of jarh wa tadeel (appraisal of reliability of hadith narrators); major books and scholars of jarh wa tadeel; Major books of hadith explanation; Books of takhreej of hadith; Books of Gharib of hadith (dictionary of hadith vocabulary); Book of Mawdoo (fabricated false hadith); five conditions for authenticity and acceptability of hadith ? continuity of chain (ittisal), adaalah (reliability), dabt (precision of preservation), lack of Illah (hidden weakening defects) and shadh; Classification of hadith into mutawatir, sahih li dhatih, sahih li ghairih, hasan li dhatih, hasan li ghairih and various types of daeef including mawdoo; about raising a week (daeef) hadith to level of acceptability with conditions; example of hadith of um salamah from sahih muslim about ghusl and hadith of Aishah; examining a tree of chains of narrators for this hadith to establish its authenticity despite an apparent variation in word and meaning across various chains of narrators; role of scholars of hadith and their importance.