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Gholamreza Reissian

Methods of Hadith Comprehension in Sheikh Bahaee’s Arbaeen

While studying hadith, it is very important to have a good knowledge of methods of hadith comprehension. Among hadith collections, there are some books with the title of Arbaeen Hadith. Much attention has been focused on this type of hadith collections by scholars through centuries. The late Aqa Bozorg Tehrani, in his book al-Dhari`a, has introduced seventy books under this title. Sheikh Bahaee’s Arbaeen is one of them. It has been written by this great scholar in the tenth century AH. In spite of its small size, it contains many useful issues in a variety of topics. Some important features of this book are: accurate translation of words, transmission of words of hadith with outmost care, analyzing the content of hadith, using syntactic and semantic approach, interpreting hadith with the aid of other hadiths and verses of the Holy Quran. Key Words: Hadith, Hadith Scholarship, Arbaeen, Sheikh Bahaee.

Parviz Rastgar

A Glance at the Chain of Document and Pondering the Text of Hadith

“Your brother is your religion, so be cautious of your religion as much as you can.” The above mentioned hadith is a religious most-used statement which is found in the science of Usul al-Fiqh when a mojtahid doubts his judgment. Though its chains of documents are few but its text is widely used by Usulis. Referring to two books of Usul (i.e. Fraid al-Usul written by Sheikh Ansari, and Kifaya al-Usul written by Akhund Khorasani), the author of the presented paper tries to investigate the reliability of chain of documents and its content. He finally concludes that what had been thought of concerning this hadith during centuries is not accepted due to some mistakes and deficiencies while reporting its message. Key Words: Traditionists, Usuli, Fraid al-Usul, Kifaya al-Usul, Text Shortage, Caution,

Ali Akbar Kalantari

Hadith Abrogation: Possibilities and Limits

Most discussions produced by scholars in the field of Quran and hadith are concerned with abrogation of the verses of the Quran rather than hadith abrogation. There is no clear and significant discussion concerning hadith abrogation. Yet content of some hadiths found in Shi`i and Sunni sources, indicate that the phenomenon of abrogation can

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