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Have We Surpassed the Classical Scholars of Islām?

Translator’s Preface The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’. In this excerpt, the author addresses a misconception, which has plagued many academic circles in recent times, i.e. the idea that we have surpassed the classical scholars of Islām, due to the abundant availability of hadīth literature and means of...

The Status of Imam Abu Hanifah in the Science of Hadith

Translator’s Preface The following is a brief, yet comprehensive, explanation of the rank of Imām Abū Hanīfah in the science of Hadīth. As was mentioned earlier, this is an excerpt from the previous section of our abridged translation of Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’. In this excerpt, the author commences by differentiating between the amount of hadiths a scholar...

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