Authentication of Hadith Redefining the Criteria By Israr Ahmad Khan (Herndon, Virginia: The International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2010. 215 pages.)

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Ahmed M. Hashim

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This book attempts to construct criteria whereby one can validate (reject or
accept) Prophetic traditions (hadiths) that are considered questionable. Such
an attempt reflects Israr Ahmad Khan’s opinion that many of the hadiths in
the canonical Sunni collections, which traditional hadith scholars consider
to be authentic, are in fact, not so. Thus, Muslim scholars need to revisit
these hadiths and apply a different methodology to demonstrate that they
are fabricated. To this end, the author gives different criteria to aid in this
sifting ...

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