STUDIES IN HADITH METHODOLOGY AND LITERATURE
. The new generation, whose majority does not know Arabic, is, however, unable to benefit from the wealth of this rich treasure of Hadith Literature. Studies fulfils the need of college students as well as that of the educated laymen. The author has avoided unnecessary details and technical language as far as possible though never compromising the rigorous standards of scholarship. A careful reading of the book would eliminate most of the doubts which have been created, deliberately or out of ignorance, by the Orientalists and others and would provide basic knowledge of the subject and would prepare the reader to undertake further studies in the science of Hadith and its allied fields. Part One deals with the subject of Hadith Methodology: the meaning’, concept and authority of Hadith; its teaching, learning, diffusion, acquiring and recording; chain of Transmitters (isndd); criticism of Hadith; grading of Hadith and Hadith Scholars; and finally the question of the forged Hadith, its causes and means of elimination. Part Two discusses the literature, introducing the six principal books, as well as six others which had great significance and represents a stage in the compilation of Hadith literature.