In today’s complex and volatile world the consequences of relying on fraudulent and counterfeit Hadith to legitimise extremist behaviour, issue. Authentication of Hadith: Redefining the Criteria. Remember me, or Register. Authentication of Hadith: Redefining the Criteria. JB Yusuf. Abstract. No Abstract. readers into further exploration of the original. Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan’s Authentication of Hadith: Redefining the. Criteria was published in complete form in

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He shows a high level academic brilliance and truly proves himself to be extremely well-educated on the rudiments of hadith criticism with an appealing insight.

Reports, at times, corroborate history and at times, contradict it. The author then lists well-known commentators on al-Bukhari’s work including al-Tibi, al-Kirmani, Ibn Hajar, al-Ayni d. According to this tradition, man is not free to think, choose and act, but bound only to do that which has already been fixed by the Creator.

He also mentions other commentators who do reject the authenticity of the tradition. Help Center Find new research papers in: And so, [O Prophet,] exhort them; your task is only to exhort: All these constitute an Islamic legacy that was meant to continue, leading people in general and believers in particular, throughout every age, time and place. Then the soul is breathed into his body.

Review of “Authentication of Hadith – Redefining the Criteria” by Israr Ahmad Khan

For instance, someone harbouring an antagonistic approach to the Quran or the Sunnah cannot be expected to do justice to their elucidation, despite any intellectual ability. As explained in “A Textbook of Hadith Studies: If this Hadith is considered authentic, then the Quranic statement proves meaningless. He looks at the criteria used by Muslim scholars to validate traditions and examines them in the light of the extent to which these criteria established the accuracy of the texts.

For this reviewer, however, the following questions arise for consideration: What is absolutely clear is that the Hadith stands in marked contrast to certain Quranic injunctions: He has rightly understood the import of the Hadith. On around authentidation occasions, the Quran reiterates the fact that man is being tested in various ways.

Furthermore, if a survey were to be conducted on Prophetic traditions very popular among Muslims today, the findings may be shocking, for in religious circles a great number of such traditions are being narrated, interpreted, and practised as if genuine when in reality they are little more than the remainders of fabricated Prophetic traditions.


However from the standpoint of textual content matn there may be some cause for questioning. There should be perfect harmony between the two.

Authentication of Hadith Redefining the Criteria

As such this is one of the main factors behind Muslim backwardness and decline in virtually every field of life including the religious and spiritual. The Quran describes Prophet Ibrahim as a paragon of truth siddiqwhereas the Hadith quotes some exceptions to this quality.

Distinct has now become the right way from [the way of] error.

I would summarise the approach used as follows. Criteria of textual examination of the Sunnah by the companions Criteria of textual examination of the Sunnah by Hadith scholars Criteria of textual examination of the Sunnah by jurists The Quran and authentication of Hadith The author is unambiguous about the relationship between Quran and Hadith.

The second category is criticised particularly strongly: The author considers fedefining greater attention needs to be given to the text of Hadith when considering their authenticity. And one of you performs the deeds of the condemned until there is very little distance between him and Hell, he is then overtaken by destiny and he starts doing good deeds, as a result of which he enters Paradise.

The author points out that Islam was revealed as a balanced way of life, which redefiniing to prefer that which is moderate and reject or dislike that which is immoderate.

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Out of seven report narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar five traditions inform us of the daily deduction of two carats Qiratan from the deeds of one who keeps a dog as a pet without any genuine purpose, but two of them refer to the deduction of only one single carat Qirat. So a man may do deeds characteristic of the people of the [Hell] Fire, so much so that there is only the distance of authsntication cubit between him and Hell, and then what has been autthentication [by the angel] surpasses, and so he starts doing deeds characteristic of the people of Paradise and enters Paradise.

To buttress all these claims, he cites accredited sources in competent detail which are replete with examples of redefininv classified as questionable based not only on hadifh demerit of their faulty isnads or confession of the forgers but the texts. The author goes on to mention a number of commentators on Bukhari who attempt to maintain the authenticity of the tradition and their reluctance to reject the tradition as unreliable despite its clear contradiction with the Quran.


Any serious study of the content and scope of these traditions must necessarily start at the beginning, in this instance after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. The author goes on to give a number of specific examples of Hadith which conflict with the Quran and which therefore must be rejected. Hadith forgery featured in Islam barely th decades after the prophet and scholars did their best to differentiate it from authentic ones.

First, what was the circumstance authemtication its revelation? This is done in citing other scholars: They claim that man enjoys no freedom at all; what he does is preordained.

Khan cites three books from the latter in which he only cites a name in the first one while in the other he substitutes the name with a line indicating that they were all by the same author p.

In the introduction to this chapter he states: He goes on to discuss 11 traditions which have been recorded in the books of Hadith which he regards as unreliable once subjected to review by sound reasoning. In the introduction to this chapter he states:.

His arguments are credible, resounding, realistic, stimulating, and prepare the ground for further exploration into hadith textual criticism. In other words, what is in conformity with the known traditions of the Prophet is to be accepted as an authentic report; and what appears in stark contrast with highly authentic Sunnah and Hadith is to be rejected as non-hadith.

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Hadith literature contains many historical accounts including subject matter that in one way or another often deals with history. The main arguments advanced in favour of the theory are based on certain Quranic ayat off well as certain traditions, particularly those recorded by al-Bukhari in Kitab al-Qadar. By God, I used to lie in front of the Prophet while he was praying.

One realizes at this point that most commentators take for granted that traditions in their hands, by the honesty and, perhaps, the extent of criticalness of the compilers, are unconditionally genuine. This included the assembly of biographical dictionaries of Hadith narrators so that one could know whether two purported narrators could od have met and whether they were reliable people.