Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development & Special Features (Islamic Texts Society) Revised Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0946621385
ISBN-10: 0946621381
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"'A well-informed and commendable thesis . . . a valuable contribution to Hadith scholarship." -- Islamic Culture

"An excellent introduction to the subject, presenting it with considerable detail." -- The Muslim World

"Professor Siddiqi is to be congratulated on this richly documented and highly readable book." -- Journal of the American Oriental Society

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The author, Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi, was Professor of Islamic Culture in the University of Calcutta.
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Product Details

  • Series: Islamic Texts Society
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Islamic Texts Society; Revised edition (September 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0946621381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946621385
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #577,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bay Rich on July 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is my favorite book on the science of hadith, and is a great companion to books by Mustafa Azami. Edited by T.J. Winter, it even includes an appendix on women scholars. Sure it doesn't cover Shia matters, but they a small minority sect outside the centers of the faith. In any case, there's hardly anything in English that covers matter in more depth from a Muslim perspective.
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It's Good but lots of its based mainly on his point of view and his elections and choices as he considered the best. When it comes to Hadith Studies. First is that compilation, how it's made , their authenticity, etc those are set facts. Then he can get points of view from different known Islamic Sheiks, Immams, Historians, Authors, Etc. And of course his point of view. , overall it wasn't bad what personally, I missed was the first part. Because Hadiths is a constant study. If are trying to keep up I do suggest A Textbook of Hadith Studies. Mohammad Hashim Kamali.
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7 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Muzaffer Muctehitzade on May 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
The book is mainly about the development of Hadith. Author also tries to prove that the science of Hadith has started before or at least with the Islam and not like some Orientalists think after 2-300 years of Islam. Author explains the classifications of the Hadiths, Isnads and Hadith writers, their life, how they were teaching and spreading. A lot of references are given to each claim so I suppose the descriptions given are real and not fantasy. Each major Hadith writer is briefly described with littel autobiography. Overall it is more like Historical text rather than techinal or philosophical explanations. There is no mention of hadits from Shia sources so it is stricly Sunni origin. Shia sources are as though non-existent so from this perspectiv I did not find it very objective. There is a nice Appendix at the end as a response to Goldziher or Schacht or people in their opinion.
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