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Title: A critical edition of "Al-Kawkab al-durri al-mustakhraj min kalam al-nabi" by Ahmad b. Macadd b. cIsa b. Wakil al-Tujibi al-Uqlishi
Author: Al-Ahdal, Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1986
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This thesis consists principally of an edition of al-Kawkab al-durri al-mustakhraj min kalam al-Nabi by Ahmad b. Macadd al-Uqlishi, a muhaddith of the 5th century A. H. This is a work in which Prophetic ahadith are collected and arranged in alphabetical order according to the initial letter of the first word, rather than in sections according to the subject matter. In addition to the edition itself, there is a brief introduction, in which an attempt is made to establish the main facts concerning the author, his dates, his education, his works and so on. It would seem that he was one of the first, if not the first, to adopt the alphabetical arrangement of ahadith, an arrangement that later enjoyed a considerable popularity, particularly in the West, as a means of simplifying the verification of the transmission, and of the precise wording, of ahadith, particularly for the non-specialist. A later work with which it is inevitable that al-Kawkab al-durri must be compared is al-Suyuti's al-Jamic al-saghir. If this is done, the former is clearly greatly at a disadvantage; the latter is a far more comprehensive and useful work. However, regard must be had to the chronology; for its early date, al-Kawkab al-durri represents a considerable achievement, and al-Uqlishi was clearly a man of scholarship and erudition. It is to be hoped that this edition will make at least a modest contribution to the study of hadith.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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