The trail of hadith scholars and their works in the Malay region

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Generally, the existence of written works by scholars in the Malay Region (Malaya, Thailand and Indonesia) has been traced to the 12th Century AD. However, their written works on hadith specifically have only been traced to the 17th Century AD. This article is written based on the study of prominent figures and their works with the purpose of tracking the trail of hadith scholars who had contributed much to disseminate the science of hadith in the Malay Region. This study is focused only on their imprint in Malaya (now known as Malaysia), Thailand and Indonesia. Research outcome shows that works on hadith in the 17th and 18th Centuries were few in comparison to works in other fields such as fiqh (jurisprudence), tasawwuf (mysticism) and aqida/tawhid (Islamic creed). Most of the works were translations. In the 19th Century, works on hadith began to be introduced by Nusantara scholars, concomitant with many scholars studying overseas, specifically at Mecca and Medina in the Hijaz, and Egypt. These works are categorized into: 1) specific works on hadith and 2) works on religious sciences such as fiqh, tasawwuf, aqida/tawhid and books containing advice based on many hadith. Various works were written then, not just translations, but also Arabic books written by scholars competent in Arabic, on ulum al-hadith (science of hadith) and mustalah al-hadith (hadith terminology). Writing of such books became more prolific in the 20th Century. The dissemination of such works in Malaya and Indonesia became more widespread such that these works became the main reference in several learning institutions and helped to produce young scholars who followed in the footsteps of the elders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1156-1161
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Hadith books
  • Hadith scholars
  • Malay region
  • Works on hadith

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