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Ḥadīth & Rijāl Studies

This module familiarises students with the science of ḥadīth (narration) criticism and authentication, tracing the history of recording hadith all the way to the phenomenon of fabrication, and classification of different ḥadīth. It also introduces them toʿIlm al-Rijāl (biographical studies) which investigates the status of narrators of ḥadīth, how scholars go about grading reporters, and their bearing on the credibility of it.