After initially establishing the authority of Hadith as a source of Islamic Law, we will briefly cover the period in which this science developed and how the Hadith were compiled and recorded. In this course, we will also discuss the famous Hadith collections, the compilers and figures behind these works, such as Imam Malik, Imam Ahmad, Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim, and the special features of these works. We will dedicate the last portion of this course to covering the terminologies used in Hadith science at a basic level so that students can familiarize themselves with terms such as Mashhur, Mutawatir, Sahih, Hasan, Da’if, Mawdu’, etc. and what they really mean.

Note: This course is intended for beginners only. This is NOT an advanced course on Usul al-Hadith. 

Course Curriculum

    1. HAD104-Required-Reading

    2. HAD104-Recommended-Reading

    1. Introduction to Hadith and Sunnah

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Hadith Documentation, Recording & Transmission

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Types of Hadith Books

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. The Six Hadith Books - Part 1

    2. The Six Hadith Books - Part 2

    3. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. Other Books of Hadith

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

About this course

  • 9 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Part of Islamic Essentials Certificate Program

What will you learn in this course?

This course aims to provide the student with the following outcomes:

  • Learn the legal status of the Sunnah in Islam & the proofs for the authority of Sunnah in the Shari’ah

  • Familiarise yourself with the early development stage of Hadith & develop a firm understanding of the history of Hadith

  • Learn about the famous books and compilers of Hadith collections & familiarise yourself with Hadith terminologies

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

    You no longer need to travel long distances for classes. Our flexible courses work around your schedule.

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

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Mufti Javed Iqbal

Course Instructor

Born and raised in Birmingham, England, Mufti Javed Iqbal graduated with a degree and formal authorisation (ijazah) in the Islamic sciences from Darul Uloom Bury in 2005. This course of study was composed of Islamic disciplines such as Arabic, Islamic jurisprudence, and hadith, which included the six authentic books of hadith (sihah sitta). After graduating, he specialized in answering legal questions (ifta’) at Darul Uloom Bury. Mufti Javed formerly taught at Darul Uloom (Coventry Road). Presently, Mufti Javed serves as an Imam and teaches at al-Habib Trust in Birmingham and at Bilal Academy in Walsall.