A Course on Ulum al-Hadith

The course is designed for students of knowledge and graduates of the ‘Alimiyyah to further their understanding of the science of Hadith. The science of Hadith is among those subjects which does not feature heavily in the Dars- Nizami, but at the same time is one of the most important subjects. The Sunnah is almost completely known through Hadith, and the science of Hadith allows the scholar to know which Hadith are acceptable and which are not. This course will take a closer look at the efforts of the Hadith scholars of old and how the science developed. It will equip the student with knowledge of the main figures and the books to refer to when attempting to find or analyse a Hadith.

The course would require sufficient Arabic skills to understand the Arabic texts covered. The course is open to brothers and sisters and is offered online.

  • Dates

    The course starts in September 2023

  • On-site and Online

    Recordings Available for this course

  • Course Fee



Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri


September 2023 - July 2024

Course Start Date

September 2023


On-site and Online (Recordings of the live sessions are available for this course)


Monday to Wednesday, 9:30am to 10:30am British Standard Time

Course Fee

10% Discount available if you register by 31 July

*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to ongoing development which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses.

The subjects covered will be the following:

  • A study of Mustalah of Hadith predominantly through the usage of Muqaddimah Ibn Salah.

  • An introduction to the various books of Hadith (primary and secondary) including and beyond the famous six books.

  • An introduction into the science of Takhrij of how to locate a Hadith and reference.

  • Understanding the science of Jarh wa Ta’dil and introducing students to famous books in the field.

  • An insight into contemporary Hadith studies and the various schools therein.

  • And much more


Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri

Course Instructor

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri began his studies in the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury where he enrolled into the Alimiyya program. He then transferred to Imam Zakariya Academy, London where he completed the program. Thereafter he completed an MA in Islamic studies at Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He is currently a teacher at Imam Zakariya Academy in the Alimiyya program and a second year PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Shaykh Zeeshan is known for his avid love for reading and research and is therefore in charge of library and literary resources development at Whitethread Institute.

Why Study at Whitethread Institute?

  • Great studying environment

  • Interactive discussions between students and teachers

  • High level discussions where teachers are open to questions and do not shy away from sensitive or controversial issues

  • Comfortable studying environment

  • In depth coverage of topics

  • Deep understanding of the nuances of fiqh

  • Experienced and knowledgeable teachers

  • Students guided throughout their studies

  • All lessons taught in a practical manner relevant to current times