Imam Khomeini (ra) and Fiqh al-Hadith

Author : Mahdi Mehrizi
Subject : Hadith understanding
Translator : Ahmad Rezwani
Editor : Mahdi Baqi


25 May 2010
Hadith Sciences 1

Abstract


the paper first surveys some aspects of Imam Ruhullah Khomeini's school of hadith scholarship, followed by the topic of fiqh al-hadith 'hadith appreciation' from his perspective. To represent Imam Khomeini's views in the realm of fiqh al-hadith, the writer extracted eight principles with pivotal role from his fiqh, usul, hadith, and mystic works, followed by some discussions. The above principles are as follows: 1. common-sense understanding of the hadith, 2. Words serve to express the senses, 3. Noticing the social character of the prophet and the Imams, 4. invitation to rational, logical affairs, 5. content wise criticism of the hadith, 6. abstaining from dogmatism in understanding hadiths, 7. attention to spantio-temporal changes in hadith appreciation, and 8. Attention to contradictory hadiths.

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Fiqh al-hadith


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