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Islamic Studies Ijazah Program - Level 3 (Intermediate)

Usul ul-Hadith



After the Qur'an itself, the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad form the most important foundation of Islamic thought.

The hadith were accounts -- usually brief -- of the words and actions of the Prophet. As such, they were subjected to intense scrutiny by generations of Muslim scholars.

We have been instructed by Allah to follow the Prophet. The ahadeeth are therefore a key to our understanding and following his Sunnah. Allah Almighty inspired generations of scholars from time of the companions to the present day to work on preserving the ahadeeth.

These scholars have developed a whole intricate science to screen and classify the hadeeth. Through hard work and dedication over hundreds of years, they separated the authentic Hadeeth of the Prophet from the faked and inaccurate narrations that were falsely attributed to the Prophet. 

In this level, the students will continue studying the principles of hadith classification and terminology at a higher level.

Textbooks Slated:

  • Nuzhat-ul-Nazr by Imam Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani