An intermediate course on Hadith terminology and principles that covers the Muqaddimah Mishkat, a concise treatise by the great 15th century muhaddith, Shaykh Abd al-Haq al-Dahlawi. An extension to our ‘Introduction to Hadith’ course, this course explores further the fundamentals in Hadith science, from definitions of key concepts and terms to classification of Hadith in reference to its narrators and chains. Like the Nukhbat al-Fikr of Imam Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani, the Muqaddimah Mishkat is the perfect treatise for the beginner who wants to further his or her understanding of Hadith science. This course will allow one to fully appreciate the collection, codification, narration, grading and criticism of Hadith and more importantly inculcate a spiritual closeness to the words and actions of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace).

The course is taught from the original Arabic text, but all instruction is in English. Therefore, you will be able to circumvent extensive study of classical Arabic that would normally be required to study a book of this level. This comprehensive course will provide you the cream of what is found in numerous larger Arabic works that may be inaccessible to many.

Course Curriculum

    1. HAD204-Course-Text-Muqaddimah-Mishkat-Complete-with-English-Translation

    2. HAD204-Muqadimma-Arabic-Complete

    1. Introduction, History of Hadith Science

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Marfu’, Mawquf & Maqtu’ Ahadith

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. The Chain & Text of Ahadith

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Munqati’, Mudallas & Tadlis, Mudtarib, Mudraj

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. Shadh, Mahfuz, Munkar & Ma’ruf Ahadith

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

About this course

  • 12.5 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Elective Course

What will you learn in this course?

This course covers the following topics:

  • Definition and Types of Hadith

  • Definition of the Sanad, Matn and their Obstructions

  • Hadith Transmission

  • Hadith Classification: Based on Sanad Connectivity

  • Hadith Classification: Based on the Strength of Isnad

  • Hadith Classification: Based on Number of Narrators

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

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

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

    Our courses are taught by qualified Islamic scholars. All of them are experts in their respective fields.

  • Progress Tracking

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Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.