Responding to Modern Hadith Criticism
Date: August 1 - August 31
Time: Monday & Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 PM CST
Instructor: Mufti Muntasir Zaman
With the mass proliferation of material criticizing the veracity of the Prophet’s (S) hadiths—his statements, deeds, and tacit approvals—on countless platforms, it is not uncommon today for the average Muslim’s trust in the Prophet’s (S) legacy as recorded in hadiths to shatter.
A cursory browse on the internet exposes a person to a range of shallow contentions on the utility of traditional methods of Hadith preservation, claims of incompatibility between hadiths and universal (read: Western liberal) values, and gratuitously offensive attacks on the integrity of the Companions (RA) whose role in the transmission of the Prophet’s teachings is second to none.
This course intends to address these issues which are at the heart of modern criticism of Hadith.