ISL333 Advanced Study of Hadith Literature (8)


This subject builds on the knowledge and skills developed in ISL232. It involves the study of a selected range of hadith from the canonical collections, and will allow students to critically examine the text (matn) and reference (sanad) of these selected collections together with their commentaries (sharh). It will expose students to the most well known and relevant hadith and enable them to develop the ability to apply the hadith methodology developed in ISL232. The hadith selected will have theological, moral, spiritual and legal implications within the context of Islamic Studies.

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Session 2
DistanceUnited Theological College
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLCentre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and evaluate critically hadith commentaries
  • be able to relate critically the level of authenticity of hadith to its social, theological and spiritual application
  • be able to demonstrate in-depth understanding of the criteria for hadith preference in legal applications
  • be able to investigate the primary source of hadith material in the analysis of religious issues


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Bukhari Collection
  • Muslim Collection
  • Abu Dawud Collection
  • Tirmidhi Collection
  • Nasai Collection
  • Ibn Maja Collection
  • Al-Lu'lu Wal-Marjan
  • Riyazus'Salihin


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.