628022 SE Hadith and Methodology of Hadith-Science

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SE Hadith and Methodology of Hadith-Science
SE 2

The students know elementary content of hadith science and can present it as well as reflect it independently;

The students acquire basic knowledge about the origin of hadith as a religious source, the origin and development of hadith science, the hadith literature and the methods of hadith criticism.


The hadith, the transmission of the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, is of central importance not only in Islamic law, but also in Muslims' beliefs, actions and thinking. The hadith science ('ilm al-hadith) is therefore a central theme of the classical Islamic sciences. This seminar will first give an overview of the chronological evolution of hadith, from the earliest oral prophetic sayings to canonical collections. This should be followed by an introduction to the science of the usūl al-hadith (methodology of hadith), which deals primarily with the question of the authenticity of the traditions.

Lecture, presentation, team work, reading

Presentation and homework

Ibn al-Salah al Shahrazuri; Dickinson, Eerik [Übers.]: An introduction to the science of the hadith: Kitab Mar`ifat anwa` ilm al-hadith. Reading: Garnet 2005.  

Ibn an-Nafis: Kompendium über die Wissenschaft von den Grundlagen des Hadit. Edition und kommentierte Übersetzung von Hasan Amarat. Hildesheim: G. Olms Verlag AG 1986.

Dere, Ali: Ein Überblick über die Entwicklung des Hadit und seinen formalen Aspekt. In: İlâhiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, XXXVI Ankara 1997, S. 423-441.

 Nawawi, Yaḥyā ibn Sharaf: Das Buch der Vierzig Hadithe: Kitāb al-Arbaʿīn. Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Marco Schöller, Frankfurt a. Main/Leipzig 2007.

Sarikaya, Yasar: Der Hadith als Quelle für den islamischen Religionsunterricht. In: Journal für Religionskultur, Nr. 150 (2011).

Sarikaya, Yasar: 401 Hadithe für den Islamunterricht. Hückelhoven: Anadolu Verlag, 2011

Gharaibeh, M.: Einführung in die Wissenschaften des Hadith, seine Überlieferungsgeschichte und Literatur. Freiburg i. Br. : Kalām, [2016

Motzki, H.: Hadith: Origins and Developments. Florence: Taylor and Francis, 2004.





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Date Time Location
Sat 2020-04-18
09.00 - 17.30 Übungsraum Katechetik, Zi. 242 Übungsraum Katechetik, Zi. 242 Barrier-free
Sun 2020-04-19
09.00 - 14.00 Übungsraum Katechetik, Zi. 242 Übungsraum Katechetik, Zi. 242 Barrier-free
Sat 2020-06-27
09.00 - 17.30 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Sun 2020-06-28
09.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free