An Assesment on The Hadith That Contains The Expression of "The Scholars Are The Heirs of Prophets" In Terms of Follow-Up And Witnesses i


AKYÜZ H.

SAKARYA UNIVERSITESI ILAHIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF SAKARYA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF THEOLOGY, vol.15, no.28, pp.93-123, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: SAKARYA UNIVERSITESI ILAHIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF SAKARYA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF THEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-123
  • Keywords: Weak Hadith (Dhaif Hadith), Isnad (Attribution), Chain (Sanad), Transmitter (Rawl), Muhaddith, Chains of Transmitters (Tariq), I'tibar (Consideration), Mutaba'ah (Follow-up), Shawahid (Witnesses)

Abstract

The purpose of the science of hadith has been the conservation of the narrations ascribed to the prophet as far as possible. Therefore, Muhaddiths, have given place to the authentic (sahih) and accaptable/good (hasan) hadiths along with weak narrations in their scripts. At the beginning, The weak hadiths that were written with the aim of stopping (tevakkuf) have been later included into the narration network in case the ones that did not have strong deficiencies could reinforce each other and become more sound. The hadith that contains the expression of "The Scholars are the heirs of prophets" was ranked as "hasan", furthermore was accepted as "sahih" by some scholars. This article has been written to articulate whether this hadith can be made sound due to the proliferation of its chains of transmitters (tariqs) or the reinforcement of its meaning.