Role of Tradition

Lesson

Many Muslims consider the Hadith an important source of information for guidance in how to live their lives.

Outline

Role of Tradition in Islam

 

I.  Great Qur'anic Passage # 9: Surah 2:151 “The Cow”

 

II.  Hadith as a Source of Islamic Revelation

A.  Sunna

B.  Hadith

1.  Hadith Qudsi - “Sacred Hadith”

2.  Hadith Sharif - “Noble Hadith”

 

III.  Development of Isnad

A.  Sahih

B.  Hasan

C.  Da’if

 

IV.  Categorization of Sahih and Hasan

A.  What Muhammad did (sunnat-el-fa’il)

B.  What Muhammad commanded (sunnat-el-kaul)

C.  What Muhammad allowed (sunnat et-takrir)