Ahmad Levi [ahmadlevi@yahoo.co.id] methodology of writing hadith in the works of Muhammad Nawawi al-Bantani

Ahmad Levi Fachrul Avivy, Jawiah Dakir

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Muhammad Nawawi al-Bantani was one of the Nusantara scholars who produced works covering a variety of Islamic fields of knowledge. The word Nusantara is refers to the Malay regions; Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Nawawi works are still extensively used in Indonesia today. In these works are found many hadith (Prophet's hadith) used as argument but the status of the hadith are not explained whether sahih or otherwise. Thus it is important to determine his methodology of writing the hadith to recognize their status in advance as well as to gauge the extent of his knowledge in the science of hadith. This research discusses the methodology of writing hadith used by Muhammad Nawawi al-Bantani in his works. The works researched are Nasa'ih al-'Ibad, Maraq al-'Ubudiyyah and Mirqat Su'ud al-Tasdiq which contain many hadith. The purpose of this study is to determine and analyze the methodology of writing hadith used by Muhammad Nawawi al-Bantani. In addition, this research seeks to reveal the extent of his knowledge and stature as a hadith scholar through his methodology of writing hadith. The research methodology used is document analysis by descriptive analysis approach, explaining and analyzing his books as a whole, especially the methodology of writing hadith. This research found that Muhammad Nawawi al-Bantani used a variety of methods in writing hadith in all three books under research. The methodologies used are: (i) writing hadith without sanad (support), (ii) not regularly mentioning the names of narrators at the level of the Sahabah (Companions) (iii) not regularly mentioning the scholars who issued the hadith (iv) using the method of riwayat bi al-ikhtisar (abridgment of narration), (v) using the method of riwayat bi al-ma'na (narration of meaning), (vi) using various sighat (formats) of mentioning hadith sources of reference, (vii) using various sighat (formats) of conveying hadith. This research finds that Muhammad Nawawi al-Bantani possessed the capability and sound knowledge in the science of hadith.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2187-2192
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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  • Nawawi al-Bantani
  • Prophet's hadith
  • Writing hadith

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