Uloom Al-Hadith li Ibn Al-Salah – علوم الحديث لابن الصلاح
Author: Imam Ibn Al-Salah Al-Shahrazuri [d.643h]
Tahqiq: Dr. Nur Al-Din Itr
Published by: Dar al-Fikr, Damascus.
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 450 +
Ulum al-Hadith al ibn al-Salah is an introduction to the science of the Prophetic Hadith by the Muhaddith Ibn al-Salah al-Shahrazuri [d.643h], rahmatullahi ta’ala ‘alayhi.
Also known as the ‘Muqaddima’ ibn al-Salah’ composed this work while serving as the head of the Dar al-Hadith al-Ashrafiya in Damascus, one of the most prestigious institutions for the study of hadith in the Islamic world. He provides a complete overview of the science devoted to the study of the words and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and also a guide to the terminology and techniques of the scholars of hadith as it summarises most of the previous work on the subject and forms the basis of almost all later activity in the field. The book enjoyed immense popularity and influenced most subsequent writing on the subject.
About the Book :
It discusses in detail 65 types of hadith sciences, explains them and determines their denotations without giving them any particular previous order, a method that has been followed in the writings of the hadith scholars who came after him.
Additionally, it compiles information scattered in many previous works so that it seems absolutely perfect in the art of classification and it’s characteristics, which have made it a unique reference of this art.