The influence of adherence to denomination on the hadith narration (in the context of juristic hadiths)

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2008

Thesis Language: Turkish




After Prophet’s death, social variation and scientific development in the Islamic society took form some juristic thoughts. After systematizing of juristic thoughts, denominations came into being since the beginning of the III./VIII. Century. That these denomanations serve the needs of stabilization, uncontradiction and application in practical life brought along with people’s adherence to juristic system. Adherence to denomination became diffused between people, especially in the IV./IX. century and then, sometimes, reached to the level of fanaticism. Surely, narrators were partially influenced with this condition, too. Personel habits and charecteristics and the condition in which narrators lived, influenced their perception and the way they narrated Hadiths. Consequently, transmission of Hadith based on their meaning, idraaj, ziyada, taqti‘, thas-heef and thah-reef, qalb, narration mawkuf hadith linked to Prophet were seen. The degree of adherence to a denomanation gave rise to varietes that were mentioned. There were some narrations expressing clearly denomanation’s view in Hadiths Collections which were written after the formation of the schools of Islamic Jurispuridence. When we compare these narrations with that of the Works written before the formation period, we see that this process influenced the way the narrations were transmitted and the content of the texts. This influnce is directly proportional narrator’s hadith narration proficiency and quality of adherence to denomination. In fact, the results of the investigation of the narrations “evidence - oath” and “hiyar el-maclis” and “amount of mahr is ten drachmas minimum” are same.