The content development of methodology of hadith

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: Turkish




The hadith as it is the second source of Islam after Quran, has been very interesting for scholars of Islam. Therefore these scholars, have spent many efforts to make sure the hadith comes till nowadays healthy and sure. The whole knowledges and principles the scholars have put forth, constitute the Usul al-Hadith (The Methodology of Hadith). Till ar-Ramahurmuzî writed the first separate book about the methodology of hadith, this science has been taken within the other literatures of Islamic sciences. The methodology of hadith apparts in two periods as; the classic scholars and the moderns. While ar-Ramahurmuzî, al-Hâkim an-Naysâburi and al-Hatîb al-Baghdadî represent the classic period, al-Qâdî `Iyâd, Ibnus-Salâh and Ibn Hajar represent the modern period. The literatures that are written during these two different periods, have unique differences that belong to each one of the periods. While the knowledges that take place in the literatures of the first period have been written as hadith with sanads, those in the second period have been written without sanads except the hadiths. The science of hadith that reachs its peak with the book of Ibnus-Salâh called `Ulûmul-Hadith has been able to save its vividness with the literatures written based on it later.