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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:July, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies (coursework and minor thesis), Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, or permission of the coordinator|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Abdul Samad Abdullah, Prof Abdullah Saeed
Professor Abdullah Saeed
Dr Abdul-Samad Abdullah
|Subject Overview:||This subject will survey the development of Hadith literature from its earliest times exploring the methodologies of scholars of Hadith and their ways of dealing with the Sunnah of the Prophet. It will elaborate on salient features of these methodologies covering their differences (al-Mufaraqat) and agreements (al-Muwafaqat). It will explore the definition of Sunnah according to traditionists (Muhaddithun), jurists (Fuqaha`) and theologians (Mutakallimun). The subject will also explore: the authority of the Sunnah and its necessity; arguments and evidences to prove authority of the Sunnah; and doubts concerning the authority of the Sunnah by groups opposed to the Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama‘ah (mainstream Sunni orthodoxy), such as the Shiites, Mu‘tazilites and the Kharijites. It will furthermore critically evaluate the scepticism over the authority and viability of the Sunnah by Western scholars, such as Goldziher, Schacht and the likes. It will similarly make a critical assessment of the critical studies of the works of Western scholars by Muslim scholars in their defenses to the authenticity and the actual position of Hadith as the second source of Divine message. The subject will also cover the issue of Khabar al-Ahad (‘singular narration’); its definition, meaning and arguments pertaining to its acceptance and rejection; the relationship between Sunnah and Quran; the issue concerning abrogation between the Quran and Sunnah; and other related issues. The course will explore the strengths and weaknesses of major hadith collections, and undertake critical analyses of selected texts.|
|Assessment:||A essay of 5000 words 100% (examination period)|
|Prescribed Texts:||Materials supplied by the Institute |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Previously available as 110-557 Methodology of Hadith. Students who have completed 110-557 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Intensive subject taught between 9th and 15th of July|
Master of Islamic Studies |
Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies |
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