Women’s Contribution to Hadith Literature (Pt. I)

Mahdi Mehrizi

The present article is concerned with the women’s contribution to hadith literature from the early Islam to the present time.The author first tries to identify the sources and then comes up with the women's role and contribution in this field. Presenting some chart and graphs, he finally renders an analysis of the previous discussions. In the first section, the author introduces some Shia and Sunni rijal books in which names of women transmitter of hadith has been mentioned. In the second section, he surveys those hadith books which have exclusively dedicated to women transmitter of hadith, among them hadith books of Fatima al-Zahra, peace be upon her, and Aisha.

Key Words: Hadith Literature, Women’s Contribution, Women Transmitter of Hadith.

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