Online Resources for Studying the Sciences of Hadith

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

Since we have the Chain of Command: Sciences of Hadith alMaghrib Institute Seminar coming to Houston the last two weekends of June, insha’Allah, I thought I start preparing for it, even though there is that chance I might not be in Houston during that time. I have noticed that if I don’t mentally prepare myself for an alMaghrib class it is hard for me to get the most benefit out of it. due to this I have skipped a few in the past year. Whereas the years before I didn’t skip out on a single one! So I first decided to track down all the online resources available. Most of the audio I have listened to already, what is left is the articles, and e-books, insha’Allah. So the following is the result of my search. If anyone knows of any other articles, posts, links that i should include in here please let me know, insha’Allah. jazakallahu khayran. was Salaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah.

Blessings of Seeking Knowledge by Yasir Qadhi
Ettiquettes of a Student of Knowledge by Yasir Qadhi

Love for the Prophet (SAW) in Faith and Practice by Mamdouh Muhammad
Loving the Prophet (SAW) by Yasir Qadhi
Being Like the Prophet (SAW) by Abu Muntasir

Intro
Introduction to the Sunnah – Article – by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan
Definition of the Sunnah and The Importance of it in Islam by Yusuf Estes

What is Hadith?
The Importance of Hadith by Yahya Ibrahim

Status of the Sunnah Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo
The Status of the Sunnah in Islam (.pdf) by Shaykh alAlbani (Rahimullah) [Web Page Link]
Legal Status of the Sunnah Part 1 Part 2 by Yasir Qadhi

The Sunnah came to explain the Quran (.pdf) by Shyakh alAlbani

Defense of the Sunnah Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Muhammad Hassan Translated by Yasir Qadhi
Guarding the Heritage of the Prophet (SAW) by Shaykh Ja’far Idris

Study of Hadith Sciences
How to Study the Sciences of Hadith according to Shaykh Maylibari from Ahl alHadith Blog

Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Sunnah by Shaykh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Hadith and It’s relation to Qur’an and Fiqh in Brief and Some More here from Ahl alHadith Blog

History and Preservation
History of the Sunnah – Article (alJumuah Magazine 09/09/2006)
Preservation of the Sunnah by Shaykh Suhaib Hassan
Importance adn relevance of the Sunnah and a Brief History of it’s Preservation – Yusuf Estes
Preservation of Hadith Over the Generations from IslamicSciences Blog
The Origin and Development of Hadith from Ahl alHadith

Sciences of Hadith
An Introduction to the Sciences of Hadith – Book by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan
Sciences of Hadith by Shaykh Bilal Philips
Workshop on Hadith Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo
Sciences of Hadith Part 1 Part 2 by Yasir Qadhi
Usool alHadith Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 by Yasir Qadhi
Principles of Hadith Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo

Mustalah alHadith
A Brief Look at Classification of Hadith from sleeplesslonging…
Mustalah alHadith – Clasification of Hadith – Image – The Explanation

Mustalh alHadith by Abdur Rauf Shakir Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Pat 11 Part 12 Part 13 part 14 part 15 Part 16 Part 17 Part 18 Part 19 Part 20

Mandhumat alBayquniyya – English Translation of Poem on MustalahExplanation in English

‘Ilm arRijaal
Importance of the Narrators of Hadith – Article (Islamweb.net)
On The Importance of Knowing Men – Muhaddith AbdurRahman Mu’allami alYamaani

‘Ilm urRiwaaya
Jarh Mufassar and Ta’deel by Shaykh Ahmed Shakir from alBaaith alHadeeth
Risala fil Jarh wa Ta’deel by Hafidh alMundhiree
The Issue of Narrations from Innovators by Hafidh ibn Katheer

Narrators
Abu Huraira: The #1 Man in Hadith by Ahmad Jibril

The Books and Compilers
A Brief Intro to the Various Categories of Hadith Works from Ahl alHadith Blog
Regarding Compilers of Hadith and Intro to the Sunnah from Lotaenterprises Inc.

Two most authentic Books of Hadith – Article (Islamweb.net)
Understanding Sahih Bukhari and Muslim Part 1 Part 2 by Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo

Legend of Islam: Imam Bukhari by Ahmed Jibril
A brief Intro to Bukhari’s Jami from Ahl alHadith
Introduction to Bukhari by Abu Usamah adhDhahabi Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
A False Accusation Against Bukhari from IslamicSciences Blog

The Muqaddimah of Sahih Muslim by Imam Muslim bin Hajjaj alQushayree alNaysaburee

The Letter from Imam Abu Dawud asSijistani to the People of Makkah Describing his Sunan

Brief Intro to Muwatta of Imam Malik from IslamicSciences Blog
Why isn’t Malik’s Muwatta Amongst the ‘Six Books’ from Lota Enterprises
The Muwatta of Imam Malik in Brief from Ahl alHadith

Mustadrak of alHakim and adhDhahabi’s Talkhis from IslamicSciences Blog

Intro to the reknown work Meshkat alMasabeeh from Ahl alHadith Blog
Commentaries adn translations of Mishkat alMasabeeh from Ahl alHadith

Recent Muhaddithin
Shaykh Nasirudin alAlbani
Allamah Ahmad Shakir

Books and Audio to Buy
Introduction to the Sciences of Hadith – Suhayb Hasan (8 cd’s)
Studies in Hadith Methodology and Literature – Mustafa Azami.
Usool alHadeeth by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips [Web Page Link]
Regarding Compilers of Hadith and Intro to the Sunnah from Lotaenterprises Inc.
Most others are listed here at Islamic Sciences Blog

12 Responses to “Online Resources for Studying the Sciences of Hadith”


  1. 1 salahudin April 26, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    there are far more problems in the concept of an omnipotent creator than there are with scientific theories like evolution… i mean, come on… think about it

    • 2 WaManWalaa July 5, 2010 at 3:35 am

      The concept of an Omnipotent creatoris not meant to be understood fully because it is beyond our full comprehension but to say allof this came from nothing now thats where the leap of logic takes place

  2. 3 abu ameerah April 27, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Mashallah…excellent post!

  3. 4 Atif May 5, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Another excellent book is Authority and Importance of Sunnah by Jamal al-din Zarabozo http://www.al-basheer.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=10007

    And also an excellent free article by Mufti Taqi Usmani:
    http://ccminc.faithweb.com/iqra/articles/authsun/

  4. 5 Atif May 6, 2007 at 2:19 am

    The link to The Importance of Hadith by Yahya Ibrahim
    (http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/engblue/save_down.php?id=365) is broken

  5. 6 danishalhyderabadee May 6, 2007 at 2:22 am

    asSalaam ‘alaykum Br. Atif the link to yahya Ibrahim’s lecture should be fixed now insha’Allah jazakallahu khayran

  6. 7 danishalhyderabadee May 6, 2007 at 2:23 am

    I will make a post regarding other sources that can be purchased to study the sciences of hadith soon insha’Allah

    jazakAllahu khayrna for the Mufti Taqi Usmani article

  7. 8 abu uthman May 6, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Assalamualaikum.

    http://www.islamway.com/?iw_s=Lesson&iw_a=view&lesson_id=25259

    The above link is to the Mp3 recitation of the text mandhumatul bayquniyya on uloomul hadeeth. It is recited and this is how the scholars of past and present used to memorise texts (mutoon or sing.matn). InshaAllah it will be beneficial in assisting brothers in memorising it as we all need to have a basic text memorised in every field of islamic studies, to provide us with a foundation. You can read more about this in the book – “hilyat talibul ilm” -“ettiquettes of the seeker of knowledge” by shaykh bakr aboo zayd, published by al hidayah publications.

  8. 9 Mahmoud June 29, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Al Salam Alaikum akhee

    Just came across your page, and think that you will find this forum beneficial:

    http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vbe/

    Here is what another brother wrote:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, AsSalam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuhu

    The famous ahlalhdeeth message board , one of the most well known arabic message boards , has just started up an English section .

    Just to give an idea of the site:

    Created in 2001.
    18,000 members (despite moderated membership)
    80,000 topics and 500,000 posts!
    700 people online on average, up to a max. of 2100.
    2600 manuscripts online.
    Over 10,000 books online.
    Many students of knowledge online, incl. from US such as Waleed Idrees.
    Yasir Q.’s testimonial “It is – from my limited knowledge of Arabic sites – the single most beneficial site I have come across, and Allah knows best…
    Try to get in early on this very beneficial project and please spread the word , wa jazakum allahu khayra

    As Salam
    AbdurRahman.org

  9. 10 Jameel Farooqui August 17, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    I am looking for an audio cd or a link of Mohammed Abdul Muneem, popularly known as Ahmed Pandit. He is a reverted Muslim. Formerly known as Acharya Sanjay Dwivedi.

  10. 11 Farooq November 13, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Shaykh Waleed Idrees Meneese is probably the most knowledgbale scholar in all of America. I have benefited from him in unmeasurable amounts. I am glad to live in Minnesota where I can attend his lectures at Dar Al Farooq. Even scholars come to these lectures to learn from sheikh Waleed. I have found some of his lectures online at http://www.daralfarooq.org they have audio in arabic and english and video in arabic and english also

  11. 12 Adnan Mukhtar September 10, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I’m looking for the arabic and english side-by-side plain text version of as many books of ahadeeth i can find. any help would be appreciated. JA.


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Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

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