The hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) form a sacred literature which Muslims rank second in importance only to the Qur'an itself and is a source of law, ethics, and doctrine.
"A well-informed and commendable thesis... a valuable contribution to Hadith scholarship."---Mohammed Yusufuddin, Islamic Culture.---"An excellent introduction to the subject, presenting it with considerable detail."---James Robson, The Muslim World.---"Professor Siddiqi is to be congratulated on this richly documented and highly readable book."---S. D. Goitein, Journal of the American Oriental Society.
1.The Event of the 'Hadith'; 2.The Companions; 3.After the Companions; 4.Categories of 'Hadith' Collections; 5.Some Special Features of the Literature; 6.The Biographical Dictionaries; 7.The Disciplines of Formal Criticism; Appendix 1. Women Scholars of 'Hadith'; Appendix 2. The 'Hadith' and Orientalism; Appendix 3. The Leiden Edition of Ibn Sa'd.
Series: Islamic Texts Society
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: January 1993
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised