HAD542

HAD542 Hadith Chain Analysis: A Sanad Reading of Sunan al-Nasāʾī

Course ID
HAD542
Department
Hadith
Level
Core or Elective
Core

Course Name: Hadith Chain Analysis: A Sanad Reading of Sunan al-Nasāʾī

This course consists of a thorough study of select portions of the Sunan of Imam Abū ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Nasāʾī (d. 302/915), a work known for its special attention given to the discovery of hidden elements in hadith chains. Through the study of these chapters, students will be introduced to the sciences of hadith sourcing and comparative chain analysis (‘ilm al-takhrīj wa dirāsat al-asānīd). While seeking to understand and appreciate the complexity of chain mapping, the jurisprudential aspects of the hadith texts will also be analyzed in light of the positions and arguments of the eminent masters of the field.

Hadith Chain Analysis: A Sanad Reading of Sunan al-Nasāʾī