Isnad is Part of Islam - ‘Isnad min ad-Deen’ : New,*[A5] Paperback - 105 pages, by Shaykh Abd al Fattah Abu Ghudda,Translated by Khalid Williams,Published by Visions of Reality.Description :This is a translation of an excellent risala which talks about the importance of Isnad (chain of transmission) in the traditional Islamic sciences. Ustadh Abu Ghudda’s comprehensive but concise work looks at this important topic through many different angles using a waste array of sources to illustrate his points.This is a timely publication of an important work which will be of benefit to students of Sacred knowledge as well as the ordinary reader.Isnad or chain of transmission – is a unique distinction of the Muslim Ummah, it is the means by which Muslims have verified the authenticity of religious texts (especially hadith literature) from the first generations of Islam. In this brilliant risala Shaykh Abu Ghudda shows the breadth and depth of his learning by taking a traditional Islamic saying about isnad and showing the importance of this to be integral to the development and transmission of Islamic teachings. Isnad also plays an important part by which Islamic scholarship was verified and certificates of authorisations (ijazas) would be issued, thus establishing a chain between a scholar and student.‘Isnad is a Part of Islam’ will be useful to the ordinary reader as well as the serious student.Shaykh ʿAbd al-Fattāh Abū Ghudda (1917-1997) was a leading scholar of the traditional Islamic sciences specialising in hadith. He was born in Aleppo, Syria and travelled and taught widely and was known and respected for his scholarship. He authored a number of works on a range of subjects, this is the English translation of his famous risala ‘Isnad min ad-Deen’- ‘Isnad is part of Islam’Table of Contents :---Publisher's Note,---Biography of Author, Shaykh Abu Ghuddah,------Birth,------His search for knowledge,------Travels and contacts,------His academic work in Syria,------His academic work in Saudi Arabia,------Glimpses of his character,------His family,------His return to Syria,------His sickness and death.---Author's Introduction,Isnad is Part of Islam,---The Definition of Isnad,-----Isnad is a virtuous distinction of this community,-----Isnad is fard kifayah,-----When Isnad is a necessary requirement,-----Examples of those who narrate without Isnad,-----Erroneous hadith about Isnad,-----Misquote of Abdullah ibn Mubarak.