Contemporary Hadith Scholarship of the Ahl Sunna

Mahdi Mehrizi

In the contemporary Sunni hadith literature, five groups are found which are of high importance because of their effective role in developing hadith sciences. They are as follows: 1. Quranites; 2. Modernists; 3. Sufis; 4. Salafites; 5. Victorious group.  In this editorial, a brief introduction of the abovementioned groups as well as the views of their authorities has been rendered. They are viewed from three perspectives: 1. Reliability; 2. Issuance; 3. Interpreting.

 Keywords: Quranites, Modernists, Sufis, Salafites, Victorious Group

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