A Report of Dar al-Hadith al-Hasaniyyah in Rabat

Sayyid Mustapha Matbaahi- Isfahani

Dar al-Hadith al-Hasaniyyah is one of academic and cultural institutes which was established by Hasan II, the late King of Morocco in 1388/1968. It is administered under the supervision of the Royal Court. The aim of establishing this state institute is to pay special attention to hadith sciences and to educate the right researchers who would pursue the academic life of great hadith transmitters and ulema in Morocco. The present report introduces this institute. The Dar al-Hadith building is located in Rabat. It has MA and PhD programs in two-and four-year periods, respectively, with two orientations, namely (1) Quran and hadith sciences, and (2) fiqh, usul al-fiqh, and Islamic doctrines. Students who have completed a BA Honors degree in such disciplines as Arabic literature, Islamic doctrines, and theology can sit for its entrance examination. Also mentioned in this report is the curriculum, materials and the syllabi of the various disciplines taught at Dar al-Hadith, with detailed information on some of them. Then there is some information on the administrative offices of Dar al-Hadith, its student associations, and its other activities. In the final section of the report, a list of MA theses, PhD dissertations, and published books are given.

Key Words: Dar al-Hadith al-Hasaniyyah, MA and PhD Programs, Curriculum, Materials, Syllabi.

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