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Title: The effect of doctrinal conflict on the science of Hadith
Author: Al-Busaidi, Saleh Ahmed
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis is an analysis of the effect of Islamic doctrinal conflict on the science of Hadith. Part 1 describes how doctrinal conflict began among the Muslims in the early years after the death of Prophet Muhammad. The conflict grew rapidly to affect the lives and history of the Muslims, who became divided into different doctrines and groups, each with its own view on politics, aqidah and fiqh. It includes a short description of each of the well-known doctrines covering politics, aqidah and fiqh (its founder, origins and famous promoters). Part 2 concentrates on the effect of doctrinal conflict on Muslims in their narration of hadiths. A comparison is made of the narrations by several scholars of Islam to investigate the extent to which each scholar accepted the narrations and narrators promoted by other scholars. It also determines the effect of doctrinal conflict on the forgery of hadity to support a particular opinion and to glorify or disparage an individual or group. Part 3 examines the term “narration of the heretic” (riwāyat al-mubtadi’), that is, each scholar regarding the others as heretics. To this end, the views of various scholars of Islam are analysed to determine their differences and their effect on Muslims in the science of Hadith with regard to the “narration of the heretic”. Therefore, it investigates how the different views held by scholars of the “narration of the heretic” affects the judgement of hadiths. Part 4 consists of a comparative study of a group of narrations that have been subjected to widely differing interpretations by Muslims. The fields chosen for this study are Virtues (al-Manaqib), the Faith (al-‘aqidah) and Jurisprudence (al-fiqh).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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