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    An Introduction to Hadith

    by Ayhan Tekines
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    • PAPERBACK : 2013-12-31 • 150 Pages • 6.5 x 9.5 inches inches • ISBN 9781597843171
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    An Introduction to Hadith is a comprehensive textbook for Hadith studies. It provides an academic introduction to Hadith methodology for intermediate level of study. Terminology, references, and information concerning personalities and methodology are presented in a comprehensible fashion. In addition to theoretical information, the analyses of 16 noble sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, will enrich the students’ knowledge, and nurture their curiosity for further studies.

    Extra CONTENTS
    Introduction............................................................................................................................... ix
    UNIT ONE
    THE HADITH STUDIES AND THE SUNNAH
    Meaning of “Hadith”..................................................................................................................3
    Scope of the Term Hadith...........................................................................................................4
    The Meaning of Sunnah.............................................................................................................5
    Scope of Sunnah........................................................................................................................6
    Hadith Qudsi..............................................................................................................................7
    Importance of Adherence to the Sunnah....................................................................................7
    UNIT TWO
    THE SAHABA AND THE TABI’UN
    Definition of Sahaba.................................................................................................................13
    Virtues of the Sahaba...............................................................................................................13
    The Tabi’un..............................................................................................................................14
    UNIT THREE
    SAHIH AND HASAN HADITH
    Definition of Sahih Hadith........................................................................................................19
    Imam Bukhari’s Sahih..............................................................................................................21
    Imam Muslim’s Sahih...............................................................................................................23
    Sahihayn..................................................................................................................................23
    Maqbul Hadith.........................................................................................................................24
    Definition of Hasan Hadith.......................................................................................................24
    UNIT FOUR
    WEAK HADITH AND HADITH FABRICATION
    Weak Hadith Defined...............................................................................................................29
    Types of Weak Hadith..............................................................................................................29
    Ruling Pertaining to Weak Hadith.............................................................................................30
    Religious Ruling Concerning Lying...........................................................................................31
    Works Related to Fabricated Hadith.........................................................................................32
    UNIT FIVE
    INTENTION, SINCERITY
    Translation................................................................................................................................37
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................37
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................38
    Lessons from the Hadith...........................................................................................................41
    UNIT SIX
    IMAN, ISLAM, IHSAN
    Translation................................................................................................................................45
    Explanation of the Hadith........................................................................................................46
    Iman and Islam.........................................................................................................................47
    Ihsan........................................................................................................................................47
    Signs of the Last Day................................................................................................................48
    Lessons from the Hadith...........................................................................................................49
    UNIT SEVEN
    REPENTANCE, SEEKING FORGIVENESS
    Translation................................................................................................................................53
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................53
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................53
    Lessons to Be Learned.............................................................................................................55
    UNIT EIGHT
    PATIENCE
    Translation................................................................................................................................59
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................59
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................59
    What We Have learned............................................................................................................62
    UNIT NINE
    MUHASABA – MURAQABA (SELF-CRITICISM AND SELF-SUPERVISION)
    Translation................................................................................................................................65
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................65
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................65
    What We Have learned............................................................................................................67
    UNIT TEN
    AVOIDING INNOVATION
    Translation................................................................................................................................71
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................71
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................71
    What We Have learned............................................................................................................75
    UNIT ELEVEN
    AMR BI-MA’RUF WA AN-NAHY AN AL-MUNKAR (ENJOINING
    THE GOOD AND FORBIDDING THE EVIL)
    Translation................................................................................................................................79
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................79
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................79
    Lessons from the Hadith...........................................................................................................82
    UNIT TWELVE
    SILA AR-RAHM (OBSERVING TIES OF KINSHIP)
    Translation................................................................................................................................87
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................87
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................88
    Lessons from the Hadith...........................................................................................................94
    UNIT THIRTEEN
    MISERLINESS, GENEROSITY AND ALTRUISM
    Translation................................................................................................................................99
    Narrator...................................................................................................................................99
    Explanation..............................................................................................................................99
    Lessons from the Hadith.........................................................................................................102
    UNIT FOURTEEN
    PRIDE AND HUMILITY
    Translation..............................................................................................................................107
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................107
    Explanation............................................................................................................................107
    What We Have Learned.........................................................................................................110
    UNIT FIFTEEN
    PROPRIETY AND MODESTY
    Translation..............................................................................................................................113
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................113
    Explanation............................................................................................................................113
    Lessons from the Hadith.........................................................................................................115
    UNIT SIXTEEN
    THE TONGUE
    Translation..............................................................................................................................119
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................119
    Explanation............................................................................................................................119
    Lessons from the Hadith.........................................................................................................121
    UNIT SEVENTEEN
    BACKBITING, SLANDER
    Translation..............................................................................................................................125
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................125
    Explanation............................................................................................................................126
    The Remedy for Backbiting....................................................................................................127
    What We Have Learned.........................................................................................................128
    UNIT EIGHTEEN
    MUSLIM FELLOWSHIP
    Translation..............................................................................................................................131
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................131
    Explanation............................................................................................................................131
    What We Have Learned.........................................................................................................134
    UNIT NINETEEN
    PRAYER
    Translation..............................................................................................................................137
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................137
    Explanation............................................................................................................................137
    Lessons from the Hadith.........................................................................................................138
    UNIT TWENTY
    SEVEN GROUPS OF PEOPLE
    Translation..............................................................................................................................141
    Narrator.................................................................................................................................141
    Explanation............................................................................................................................141
    What We Have Learned.........................................................................................................145
    Sources..................................................................................................................................147