Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Introduction to Islamic Sciences, Part III

The previous article - Introduction to Islamic Sciences, Part II – touched upon two subjects: Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), and Usul of Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), and offered a glance into its history, key subjects, and sources.  This article delves into three additional subjects: Hadith Studies and Qur’anic Sciences.  Hadith studies includes studying its history – such as the phenomenon of forging hadiths and its branches – Rijal, Dirayah al-Hadith, Fiqh ul-Hadith, Gharib ul-Hadith, ‘Alaj ul-Hadith, and ‘Ilal ul-Hadith.  Qur’anic sciences include revelation studies, the Qur’an’s miraculousness, and the compilation of the Qur’an. Moreover, the history and important methods of exegesis are elucidated in the Science of Exegesis.


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