Introduction to Hadeeth
Introductory articles on the topic of Hadeeth, its meaning and science.
The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: There will not cease to a group from amongst my Ummah victorious upon the truth, not being harmed by those who oppose them until the command of Allaah comes about and they are like that. [Related by Muslim (6/52-53), and Abu Daawood (2/202).]
The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: When the people of Shaam become corrupt, then there will be no good in you. And there will not cease to be a group from my Ummah being helped. Those that oppose them will not harm them until the hour is established. [Related by
Imaam at-Tirmidthee (2/30) who said: The hadeeth is Hasan Saheeh. It was also related by Ibn Maajah (1/6-7). Ahmad (3/463).]
Ibnul Mubaarak said: According to me, they are Ashaabul Hadeeth. (The People of Hadeeth) [Sharaf Ashaabul Hadeeth of Al Khateeb Al Baghdaadee, (p. 26).]
Imaam al-Bukhaaree said: It means: Ashaabul Hadeeth. (The People of Hadeeth) [Sharaf Ashaabul Hadeeth of Al Khateeb Al Baghdaadee (p. 27)]
Imaam Ahmad said: If this Taa'ifatul Mansoorah (The Aided Group) is not Ashaabul Hadeeth, then I do not know who they are! [Related by Al Haakim in Ma'arifatul Uloomul Hadeeth (p. 3). al Haafidh Ibn Hajar authenticated it in Fathul Baaree (13/293)]
al Qaadee 'Iyyaad said: What Ahmad Intended was Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa'ah, those who hold fast to the 'aqeedah of Ashaabul Hadeeth. [Sharh Saheeh Muslim of Imaam an-Nawawee (13/67)]
Shaykh 'Abdul Qaadir al-Jeelaanee said: As for al-Firqatun Naajiyah (The Saved Sect), it is Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa'ah, and there is no name for Ahlus Sunnah except one, and that is Ashaabul Hadeeth. [Al Ghuniyatut Taalibeen (p. 212)]
Shaykh 'Abdul Muhsin 'Abbaad says: And that which Allaah has obligated us with, and not permitted other than it is that if a hadeeth is authenticated from the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam), without defects or abrogation then it is obligatory on us and on the whole Ummah to take the hadeeth and abandon what opposes it. [Min Ateeb Fee Ilmil Mustalahah (p. 80)]
A basic definition for the one who wishes to have the knowledge of the hadeeth in Islaam with brevity.
By Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Shaakir
A very brief overview of the tremendous history of how our Religion was preserved for us.
By al-'Allaamah Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
The Shaykh begins by explaining how Allaah the Exalted has honoured the Ummah of Islaam by giving them the isnaad. Then he goes on to explain how the isnaad has helped this Ummah to differentiate the authentic from the weak and the truth from falsehood.
By al-'Allaamah Badee'ud-Deen Shaah as-Sindee
The muhaddith of Pakistan delivers a knowledge-filled lecture concerning the importance of seeking the ahaadeeth and the virtue that Allaah has bestowed upon its people. The lecture was delivered during the speaker’s one and only trip to England – rahimahullaah.
By Abu 'Uthmaan Muhammad al-Anjaree
A basic class delivered to some beginners about the main points of hadeeth, such as the isnaad, the text, the narrators and the basic forms of hadeeth classification.
By al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer and Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Shaakir (rahimahumullaah)
A convincing reply to the orientalists that the Hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah was not written down until after three hundred years of his death (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).