Imam al-Bayquni's poetical work on the nomenclature of the People of Transmission
This thirty-four line rhyming text was authored to introduce the science of hadith to those without any prior knowledge of hadith sciences. Its brief format, yet broad scope make it an ideal introductory text for those who wish to simply gain a greater appreciation of the scope of hadith sciences or for even those who wish to specialize in the science of hadith. Its rhyming nature, allows for easy memorization and it includes essential topics relating to hadith terminology for any student of Islam, such as sahih (authentic) hasan (good), or daeef (weak).
The work also includes more sophisticated terminology used by scholars of hadith such as marfoo', maqtoo', mursal, ghareeb, mutawatur, and much more.
It is a stepping stone for students of hadith who plan on studying more detailed texts in the science of hadith such as Nukhbat al-Fikar by Ibn Hajr or Ikhtisaar Uloom al-Hadith by Ibn Kathir, but it is equally vital for any student of Islam, whether they be a student of Fiqh, Tafseer or Aqeedah, because the Shariah of Islam is based upon textual evidence.
What’s in it for me?
By the end of the course, a student will be able to do the following:
Students must be able to:
• Read Arabic with vowels
• Dedicate 3-4 hours per week
• Use PDF and Word files
• Attend the 2 hours class weekly/bi-weekly
• Audio recording in Arabic of the full text
• Arabic text with full tashkeel (Arabic Vowels) in PDF & WORD
• Complete English translation of Arabic text.
• Full written commentary in both English and Arabic
• PowerPoint presentation for ease of understanding
• Supplementary materials related to the Science
• Weekly progress-check worksheets
This one-term course will cover the complete text offering a perfect introduction into the field of Mustalah al-Hadith and paving the way for full benefit from al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr's Nukhbat al-Fikar.. If you are interested in studying this course and would like to know course dates, please register your interest by filling out the form at admissions or emailing cordobaacademy [at] gmail.com
This is an Ijazah course and students who memorize and understand the principles covered in the text will be honoured with a written Ijazah granting permission to impart this sacred text unto others. A more general Ijazah, indicating completion and participation under the tutelage of a teacher, will be awarded to those who actively attend the entire course.