The standard of acting upon Hadith

Author : Abd al-Karim Bi-Azar Shirazi
Subject : Acting upon Hadith
Translator : Ahmad Rezwani
Editor : Mahdi Baqi


09 Oct 2010
Hadith Sciences 2

Abstract


This article discusses the characteristics by which hadith may serve as the basis employed by jurisprudents and traditionalists. Following a definition of hadith, sunna, the hadith transmitted by several transmitters (khabar mutawatir), and the hadith with a single transmitter (khabar wahid), the author proceeds to discuss Shi´a hadith transmitters and their employment of the hadiths transmitted bySunni transmitters. Finally, he concludes that the standard for acting upon hadith is not the transmitters’ belief in Shi´a or the Sunni schools, but their veracity.

Key Words


acting upon hadith, Shia transmitters, Sunni transmitters, the Shia viewpoint, the Sunni viewpoint, affinity among religions and denominations


Hadith Tags :   acting upon hadith,  Shia transmitters,  Sunni transmitters,  the Shia viewpoint,  the Sunni viewpoint,  affinity among religions and denominations



The Twelve Imams in the Sunni Sources

Author : Ghulam Husayn Zaynali
Subject : Fiqh ul-Hadith
Translator : Ahmad Rezwani
Editor : Mahdi Baqi


25 Oct 2011
Hadith Sciences 3

Abstract


The Noble Prophet’s (SAW) succession is one of the significant discussions in Islamic history. Different views on it brought about different denominations among Muslims. The author attempts to survey Sunni sources to investigate the evidence concerning the Infallible Imams (AS) as the twelve successors of the Prophet (SAW) and the employment of such evidence to substantiate Shi´a arguments. The pivot of the discussion constitutes the Prophetic hadith in which the Prophet mentioned his successors and claimed them to be twelve in number. An exposition of such hadith in Sunni sources is followed by Sunni scholars´ perspective and the author’s response regarding their justifications the most significant of which is the Sunni perspective on succession. The author presents seven arguments to substantiate his statement to the effect that the aforesaid evidence from the Sunni sources bears no similarity to the contents of Prophetic hadith. The last section consists of an exposition of the merits of the Prophet’s Household as reflected in the Sunni sources.

Key Words


the Twelve Imams, the Sunni viewpoint, merits of the Prophet’s Household, Jabir’s hadith, hadith of the Two Heavy Things (Thaqalayn).


Hadith Tags :   The Twelve Imams,  the Sunni viewpoint,  merits of the Prophet’s Household,  Jabir’s hadith,  hadith of the Two Heavy Things (Thaqalayn).
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