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Ḥadīt h (pl. aḥādīth , Traditions of the Prophet) Definition : Ḥadīth is a written report, or an account of what the Prophet said or did, or his tacit approval of something said or done in his presence.” – it is the source material for the sunna. Sunna , generally means a customary/tribal practice, or common law – sunnat al-nabīy = the Prophet’s saying or doing later established as legally binding precedent - Sunna is, therefore, a normative custom, emulated by Muslims. It is the second source, next to the Qurʾān for Islamic beliefs, practices, and law. Two parts of a ḥadīth : (i) isnād (chain of authorities) (ii) matn (text) ḥādīth criticism as developed by the Muslims – Traditions classified into various categories according to specific criteria: sound ( ṣaḥīḥ ), good (ḥasan ), weak ( ḍaʿīf ), etc. Development and Collection : collections by some Companions, called the musnad of so- and-so - civil wars and the growth of sectarianism within
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2010 for the course ISLAMICS 292-320-20 taught by Professor Poonawala during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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