The Muṣannaf of ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Sanʿānī as a Source of Authentic Aḥādīth of the First Century A. H.

  title={The Muṣannaf of ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Sanʿānī as a Source of Authentic Aḥādīth of the First Century A. H.},
  author={Harald Motzki},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={1 - 21}
  • H. Motzki
  • Published 1 January 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
THE question of when and where ahadTth--especially those of the Prophetarose is nearly as old as the hadTth itself. Muslim scholars tried generally, but not exclusively, to check the path of transmission of the traditions (isnad) and the transmitters (rijal) mentioned in each isnad. Western studies of Islam since the second half of the nineteenth century have pointed out that this method of hadTth criticism is unreliable and have concentrated on the content of the text when judging the… 

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