Authoritativeness of the Isolate Hadith Narratives (Akhbar-i-Ahad)

Author: Amin Ahsan Islahi (d. 1997) The ḥadīth literature basically consists of individual-to-individual reports (akhbār-i āḥād). It is, therefore, necessary for us to properly grasp the issue of the authenticity of akhbār-i āḥād. The extraordinary importance the Ḥadīth holds as the source of the religion and the sharī‘ah, requires that we fully appreciate the implications…