A Critique on the Software Mawsuat al-Hadith al-Sharif (Pt. 3)

Sayyid Muhsin Husayni-Amini

Mawsuat al-Hadith al-Sharif is one of advanced and successful hadith softwares. Its first version came out in 1991 and its latest version was published by. Sakhr Corporation/Company in 1998. It includes nine major Sunnite hadith books: Sahih of al-Bukhari, Sahih of Muslim, Sunan of al- Nasai, Sunan of al-Tarmadhi, Sunan of Abu Dawud, Sunan of Ibn Maja, Sunan of al-Darami, Muwatta of Malik, and Musnad of Ahmad. This article is concerned with its formal, stylistic, and editing shortcomings as well as its inconsistencies with definitive editions of the books it includes. Formerly, the first two sections of this article were published in Ulum-i Hadith [Hadith Sciences], Nos. 8 and 10. It is notable that in No.12, p. 216 of the same journal, there is a letter in response to such series of articles. Mr. Husayni-Aminis answer to it is included in the Letters section of the issue.

Key Words: Mawsuat al-Hadith al-Sharif, Hadith Softwares, Sakhr Corporation/Company.

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