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.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL333. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Prerequisites

ISL232

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

Syllabus

This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL333 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value
1
Participation and engagement
10 %
2
Presentation
15 %
3
Essay
45 %
4
Exam
30 %

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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