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Inference and probability in methodology of Hadith

Shaari, Jesni Shamsul and Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi and Othman, Nurul Nabihah and Mohd Sutarzi, Nur Izatul Firdaus and Rozlin, Nor Atiqah (2011) Inference and probability in methodology of Hadith. Revelation and Science, 1 (3). pp. 115-121. ISSN 2229-9947

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A central feature in the study of hadith methodology is in ensuring the authenticity of a narration attributed to the Prophet (s.a.w). While the details of criterion may differ somewhat between scholars, the common principles would see scrutiny of the content of a hadith as well as the chain of transmission. It is thus with these that scholars are able to determine the condition of the reports attributed to the Prophet (s.a.w). In this work, we propose to model the transmission of hadith in the context of binary channels and use the Bayes theorem from basic Probability Theory to discuss authenticity of a narration in a quantitative language. We present the model and further apply it to analyze certain types of hadith, including the muttawatir and ahad. Keywords: hadith transmission, chain, probability theory, analysis

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3844/18569
Uncontrolled Keywords: hadith transmission, chain, probability theory, analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 16:52
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 16:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18569

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