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Title: A critical study and edition of the manuscript of al-Du’afa’ (weak narrators) of Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl Bukhārī (d. 256 AH/869 CE)
Author: Barouni, Ahmad Yousef
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 5034
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis is primarily concerned with a study and critical examination of the manuscript al-Du’afa’ of al-Bukhārī, which is one of the earliest and most important manuscripts to be written on the subject of Al-Jarh wa al-Ta'dil (disparagement and validity).  This thesis is one of the first to examine existing manuscripts of this work, and in it five copies of the same manuscripts are compared.  It is one of very few studies in the English language that critically examine the books of Al-Jarh wa al-Ta'dil to try to understand the methodology of its scholars, and to attempt a reconciliation between their differing opinions.  At the same time, it will enrich the current Arabic literature in this field, as there has not yet been a complete study of this crucial manuscript in the field of Hadīth. This thesis may be considered to be an exposition of two main points: firstly, it collates and critically examines the terms of disparagement that have been used by al-Bukhārī or transmitted by him from his teachers in the manuscript al-Du’afa’, and a comparison of his usage of these terms with other common opinions regarding them.  Also a comparison is made between al-Bukhārī's usage of these terms in this manuscript with his usage in his other books. Secondly, it involves a presentation of the manuscript al-Du’afa’ in a clear academic fashion that makes it accessible to students and researchers of all backgrounds.  This study makes it apparent the great importance of the manuscript al-Du’afa’ in the field of Al-Jarh wa al-Ta'dil.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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