Hadith on Times of Conflict and Civil War
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / From the Editor

The Messenger of God said: The happy man is he who avoids fitna...  but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Obligations of Seeking Knowledge, Exemplified by Aisha
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Mahy Cisse

Muslim womens' history was all the more illustrious...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Views of Orientalists on the Hadith Literature
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Fatma Kızıl

The question of the value of the hadith literature (sayings of the Prophet) as a legal source is a broad one in which orientalists, not only those working on hadiths, but also those in other areas, including Islamic law, Islamic history and the Quran, are interested.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

On the Hadith Studies in Turkey
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Yavuz Ünal, PhD

The period between 1920 and 1950, which could be labeled "a political vacuum of religious education", was no different for hadith (sayings of the Prophet) studies. However, the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs gave Ahmed Naim the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kutub Al-Sitta (The Six Books)
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Betul Yılmazörnek

“Al-Kutub al-Sitta” is an expression that is composed of the word ‘kutub’, meaning ‘books’ and ‘sitta’ which means ‘six’; collectively it means -literally- the “six books”. In the terminology of Islamic sciences, al-Kutub al-Sitta is the name given to the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Development of Narration Literature
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / M. Fuad Sezgin, PhD

The hadith (sayings of the Prophet) literature has developed in the following stages: a) The Kitabat al-Hadith, that is the recording of a hadith on paper during the period of the Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet) and the early Tabiin (Successors of Companions of the Prophet).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Critique and Evaluation of Narrations Concerned with the Recording of Hadiths
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Ahmet Yücel, PhD

It is an undeniable fact that writing plays a significant role in passing information on to future generations. However, recording information is not sufficient on its own for reliable transfer, as the soundness of information is not so much related to whether...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Social and Oral Structure of Isnad (Chain of Transmission ): Whose Narrative?
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Recep Şentürk, PhD

The more than 1400 year-old social network of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) scholars is known traditionally as the isnad (chain of transmission) system which includes innumerable scholars in Islam’s broad geography.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Sociological Aspects of the Hadith Transmission System
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Recep Şentürk, PhD

The hadith transmission network, or chains of narration, which has covered the entire Islamic world, Malaysia to Central Asia, and Hijaz to Morocco for fifteen centuries, functioning as the nervous system of the Muslim world...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On the Value of the Classic and Modern Hadith Methodologies
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / İbrahim Hatiboğlu, PhD

In order to talk about any science, it is crucial to have an explicit methodology for discussing subjects on a particular ground besides a common language. In fact, the methodology of a science is the entire method that scholars follow in the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Science of Hadith
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / İsmail Lütfi Çakan, PhD

Sciences that have reached a certain level of development require the individual study of some of the subjects. The science of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) is a treasury of learning that demands such a study.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fabricated Hadith
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / M. Yaşar Kandemir, PhD

The frailties of human nature allow us to transmit events in a way in which they did not actually occur and to flatter people whom we love and have sympathy for. Another reflection of this kind of behavior is acting in this manner for the sake of some kind of spiritual or material interests.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hadith and the Classification of Hadith
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / İsmail Lütfi Çakan, PhD

In religious terminology, the term hadith is used for "the words of the Prophet", and later came to be used for "his words, deeds and explanations".

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reasons for Opposition to Hadith
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Editor

The word "hadith" is the name of an infinitive meaning "to explain, inform, the thing explained/informed about, news, and words." The word was taken this broad dictionary meaning and began to be used for some special news.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Question of Prophet Muhammad's Ijtihad (Judgement)
Lastprophet.Info / Hadith Sciences / Adem Yerinde, PhD

The life style of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or the way he lived in accordance to God’s revelation, the Quran, can in general be called the sunnah. It might also be said that this sunnah of the Prophet, who was the last of the prophets and...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه قَالَ:
قَبَّلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِسٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ جَالِسًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ الأَقْرَعُ إِنَّ لِي عَشَرَةً مِنَ الْوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ لاَ يُرْحَمُ ‏"‏‏
God's Messenger kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali (his grandchild) while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them", God's Messenger cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 18)


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