Merhaba Misafir

The critique of Abul A'la Mawdudi on the hadith deniers in the Indian Subcontinent


According to the traditionalist Muslim scholars, the history of the denial of hadīth in the Subcontinent goes back to the 19th century, and they considered Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the first one who challenged the provenance and authorship of ahādīth. It is a renowned fact that Sir Syed was highly inspired by western research about Islam and its primary sources. Hence, he followed the western approach to the Prophetic ahādīth in his works and put in question the codification and the authenticity of hadith. Mulawī Chiragh Ali and his fellow scholars developed and supported his theories with new arguments that later reached to the denial of hadīth. At that time, the traditionalist Muslim scholars of the Subcontinent paid attention to this new-born temptation and countered the theories of the deniers of hadīth. Syed Mawdūdī was one of them that advocated the Prophetic ahādīth through his research journal Tarjamānu'l-Qurān. However, his unique methodology in criticism distinguished him from his contemporaneous scholars. Therefore, this study deals with his research and critical approach to the theories of the deniers of hadīth.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Amasya İlahiyat Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2020
  • DOI : 10.18498/amailad.684171
  • Cilt : 2020
  • ISSN : 2667-7326
  • Sayı : 14
  • eISSN : 2667-6710
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 81-98
  • IO Kayıt No : 113130
  • Yayıncı : Amasya Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi