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Sunnah Sciences

Classes on the authority and validity of the Sunnah, explanation of ahadith, and the sciences of ahadith.

 Please select one of the following (descriptions are from the AOU website):

121 Authority of the Sunnah 3 credits

This course discusses the different approaches to the Sunnah from the time of Prophet (pbuh) to today. It discusses the methodology of the Hadeeth scholars in documenting the Sunnah; and authenticates the position of the Sunnah and its role in Islamic legislation.

Textbooks: The Authority and Importance of the Sunnah, Tr. Jamaal Zarabozo; Supplementary Readings by Jamal Zarabozo

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

122 Fiqh of Hadeeth I 3 credits

This course emphasizes memorization of selected Hadeeth from Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim, to enable the student to comprehend their meanings and to begin to extrapolate some rulings from them, as well as to understand their sources.

Textbook: Fiqh of Hadith I and Selected Hadith Texts from An- Nawawi’s 40 Hadith, Jamal Zarabozo

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

223 Fiqh of Hadeeth II 3 credits

Pre-requisite: Fiqh of Hadeeth I

This course covers Hadeeth relevant to the Eid prayers, witr (end of night prayer), istisqa (prayer for rain), istikharah (prayer for guidance), funerals etc. Each Hadeeth is thoroughly explained and authenticated.

Textbook: Fiqh of Hadeeth II, AOU

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

224 Hadeeth Terminology 3 credits

This course studies the terminology of Hadeeth, the efforts of the muhadeetheen (Hadeeth scholars) to develop the foundations of the sciences of Hadeeth, and the rules that govern narration of Hadeeth.

Textbooks: Introduction to the Science of Hadith, Suhaib Hasan; Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature, M.M. Azami.

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

327 Fiqh of Hadeeth III 3 credits

This course covers the lessons, general meaning, language analysis and rules of the fiqh of Hadeeth on such subjects as hajj, and other aspects of worship.

Textbook: Study of Hadeeth III, AOU

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

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