Criticism of Text; Historical Account (Pt. I)

Mahdi Mehrizi

The present article is concerned with the criticism of text. The author first gives a definition of this technical term and then views it from different perspectives and renders a historical account of it by utilizing the scholars' views in the world of Islam.To demostrate its historicity, he devides the history of hadith into three periods. They are as follows: ۱) before the time of writing hadith ۲) developing the science of Diraya al-Hadith ۳) the present time. When describing these periods in detail, he also points out to the books which has been written on the criticism of text.

Key Words: Diraya al-Hadith, Criticism of Text, Historical Account

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