Hadith Sciences: Past, Present, and Future

Mahdi Mehrizi

The article is concerned with the changes occurred in hadith scholarship from the past down to the present. Briefly touching upon the works produced in each period, it aims to render a precise and logical definition of the discipline based on its development in the past. On such a basis, it divides the history of hadith sciences into four periods, including the present period. This is followed by a suggestion as to the future of this discipline.

Key Words: Hadith Sciences, Hadith Scholarship, History, Future.

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