Nukhbat al-Fikar & Al-Tadhkirah : New,
*[A5] Paperback - 70 pages, English / Arabic,
Hadith Nomenclature Primers,
Nukhbat al-Fikar by ibn Hajar al-Asqalani,
Al-Tadhkirah by Ibn Mulaqqin
English Translation by Musa Furber,
Published by Islamosaic.
This volume presents two primers on the discipline of hadith nomenclature (mustalah al-hadith) and the authentication of transmitted reports. They are Nukhbat al-fikar (“Chosen Thoughts on the Nomenclature of Hadith Experts”) by Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, may Allah have mercy upon him, (773-835AH); and Al-Tadhkirah (“The Memorandum”) by Ibn al-Mulaqqin, may Allah have mercy upon him,(723-804AH).
These primers were written to facilitate speedy mastery of the discipline’s core material. Although the primers focus on definitions, they also include methods for addressing problems specific to the topic. Students would often commit a primer to memory while studying it with a living master who would explain its content in detail and demonstrate its application. It is through this interaction between students and instructors that Islamic education transmits both knowledge and skills across generations.
In translation, these primers are ideal for English-speaking instructors looking for a primary text covering the subject’s core concepts. The translations will also benefit students looking to review their lessons or to prepare themselves for more advanced studies.
Table of Contents :
Nukhbat al-Fikar :
---Reports and Their Paths,
---Additions from Trustworthy Narrators,
---Contradiction & Objection,
---The Reject & Its Divisions,
---To Whom the Report is Attributed,
---How the Report is Attributed,
---Forms of Conveyance,
---Names of Narrators,
---Categories of Hadiths,
---Types of Report Related Knowledge,
---Index of Terms,
---About the Translator.
More Hadith & Sunnah,
Also see Hadith Studies,
Also see Hadith (Arabic).
* Dimensions : 21.6 x 14 cm.
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