Hadith Literature: Its Orgin, Development, Features and Criticism

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First published in 1961, this book is the first of its kind in English on the subject: its origin, significance, collection, development, some special features such as Isnad, Asma’-ul-Rijal, classification, women traditionalists, etc., are all comprehensively dealt with in this work from an orthdox Islamic view.

Hadith serves as a source of information for the history of pre-Islamic Arabia and of early Islam, and for the development of Islamic Thought in general and Islamic law in particular. It has played an important part in establishing a common culture for the whole of Islamic world. Hence, the history of the origin, development and criticism of Hadith Literature is a major branch of Islamic Studies. First published in 1961, this book is the first of its kind in English on the subject: its origin, significance, collection, development, some special features such as Isnad, Asma'-ul-Rijal, classification, women traditionalists, etc., are all comprehensively dealt with in this work from an orthdox Islamic view.