THE METHODOLOGY OF CRITICISM ACCORDING TI IMAM AL – DARAQUTNI IN HIS BOOK “AL – AFRAD-WAL – GHRAEB” STUDY AND CRITCISM
Hadith is the second source of Islamic Law. It occupies central attention generally in religious and particularly inIslamic Studies. It has a number of branches as discipline and the most famous one is the Science of Ilal. It is considered to be the more complicated, therefor, there is a very small number of Hadith Scholars who excel in this branch of Hadith Sciences.
Imam Dara Qutni is known for his scholarly contributed work in the Science of Ilal. His book named “Al-Ilal Al-Waridah fi Al-Ahadith Al-Nabawiyyah” is one of the most studied and discussed book in this regard. Although, Ilal had been discussed before Imam Dara Qutni, but he is one who strived to collect and criticize most of this kind of narrative from Hadith Literature.
In this article, the researcher is going to present methodological glimpses from Imam Dara Qutni’s less famous book named “Al-Afra’dwa Al-Ghrae’b”. This study is important due to unavailability of this book in the Islamic Library and it is indexed in those books which are missing from the traditional literature of Hadith. So this article will help to know the new dimension in the Science of Ilal.
KEYWORDS: Ilal, Hadith, Tradition, Science, Islamic, Dara Qutni.