Shared Jurisprudential Hadiths: An Analysis of the Principles and Presuppositions of Jurisprudential Hadiths Shared by Both Shia and Sunni Muslims

This book offers an analysis of the principles and underlying assumptions regarding the validity and authoritativeness of jurisprudential hadiths that are shared by the two major Islamic denominations of Sunnism and Shiism. The author begins by providing an overview of the background research on these shared hadiths. The book then explores the concepts of authoritativeness (hujjiyya) and Sunna (tradition), examining their relationship with hadiths. Additionally, it delves into the concept of shared hadiths and provides an account of their status.

The primary objective of this book is to elucidate the relationship between shared hadiths and the Sunna (tradition), offering an account of the authoritativeness and validity of the element of “sharedness” as corroborating evidence to establish the Sunna. It explores the significant role of shared hadiths in uncovering the Sunna.

This will be accomplished through two approaches: the criterion of “tawatur” (the widespread transmission of a hadith) or the elimination of the possibility of a conspiracy to propagate falsehood, and the application of the theory of probability.


Mohammad Hassan Hakim

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