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Visions of Reality

Isnad is Part of Islam

Shaykh Abd al Fattah Abu Ghudda, Khalid Williams (tr.)

Paperback

9781909460065

 

Isnad or chain of transmission – is unique distinction of the Muslim Ummah. It is the means by which Muslims have verified the authenticity of religious texts (especially hadith literature) from the first generations of Islam.

 

In this brilliant book, Shaykh Abu Ghuda takes a traditional Islamic saying about isnad and shows the importance of this to be integral to the development and transmission of Islamic teachings. Isnad also plays an important role by which Islamic scholarship was verified and ijazas were issued, thus establishing a chain between scholar and student.

 

Contents:

- Definition of Isnad

- Isnad is a virtuous distinction of this community

- Isnad is fard kifayah

- When Isnad is a necessary requirement

- Examples of those who narrate without Isnad

- Erroneous Hadith about Isnad