Flashcards in Week 4 Deck (17):
Structure of Qur'an
114 Chapters (Suras)
Many verses (Aya) in each
Life After Death
Contain legislative and social issues
Collection of the Qur'an
Collection began under Abu Bakr, continued under Umar. Canonized under Uthman.
Meaning of Sunna
Custom of the past
Meaning of Hadith
5 Types of Hadith
Ethical, Prescriptive, Instructional, Exegetical, Descriptive
Chain of transmission that led to the writing of the hadith.
The content of the hadith
Hadith that simply provided a mean of transmitting reports and historical anecdotes.
5 Hadith Collections
1. Sira (biography of Muhammad)
2. Legal literature
3. Occasions of revelation
4. Awa'il literature (bio of early scholars)
A form of revelation from God, but not the exact words.
Good quality hadith
Poor quality hadith
Shi'i Hadith Collections
They only accept hadith from Ali's descendents.