Academic Internet resources
Advocacy Internet resources (presenting
religious texts in an authoritative fashion representing particular
(official Saudi Arabian site)
hadith sources (Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project),
including hadith by and about the Imams. Contains material on Ghadir
Khumm (the place of Muhammad's designation of `Ali as his successor,
according to Shi`i belief), the text of `Ali's sermons (Nahj al-Balagha), and a commentary
by Ayatullah Khumayni on 40 hadith of the Prophet Muhammd.
Survey of book publications on hadith
Moral teachings of Islam:
prophetic traditions from al-Adab al- mufrad by Imam al-Bukhari;
selected and translated with an introduction by Abdul Ali Hamid. Walnut
Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2003. A manual of manners with 238 hadith
entitled by topic.
The Wisdom of the Prophet: sayings of
Muhammad, trans. Thomas Cleary. Boston: Shambhala, 2001. A nice
selection of 224 sayings mostly from Bukhari and Nawawi (without
Muhammad b. al Hasan al-Hurr al-`Amili. Combat with the self. Translated by Nazmina A. Virjee. London:
ICAS Press, 2003. A topical selection of moral sayings of Muhammad and
the Shi`i Imams.
an-Nawawi's forty hadith, translated by
Ezzedin Ibrahim and Denys
The Holy Koran Pub. House, 1977, 1976. A classic anthology that is
The Sayings of Muhammad: selected and
translated from the Arabic by Neal Robinson. Hopewell, N.J.: Ecco Press, 1998. An
excellent collection translated by a prominent British scholar.
Ali, Muhammad. A manual of
hadith. Lahore, The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam [196?].
Yahya, H. S. A. Importance
of wildlife conservation from Islamic perspective. Delhi:Dept. of
Wildlife Sciences, AMU Aligarh, India, 2003.
Jesus and Muhammad: the
parallel sayings, ed. Joey Green. Berkeley, Calif.: Seastone,
2003. This includes parallel passages from the Gospels alongside Qur'an
Zaheer, Syed Iqbal. Fake
pearls: a collection of unauthentic statements of the Prophet of Islam.
Bangalore: Iqra Welfare Trust, 2001. An interesting example of how
hadith criticism works, especially with reference to the reliability of
Complete Sunni collections
Sahih al-Bukhari, Maulana Aftab-ud-din
Ahmad. Lahore: Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha`at-i-islam, 1973-1976.
Sahih Muslim, trans. `Abdul Hamid
Siddiqi, with explanatory notes
and brief biographical sketches of major
narrators. Lahore, Sh. Muhammad Ashraf [1971-75].Complete Sunni collections
Sunan Abu Dawud, trans. Ahmad Hasan. Lahore: Sh. M. Ashraf, 1984.
Sunan ibn-i-Majah, trans. Muhammad
Tufail Ansari. Lahore, Pakistan: Kazi Publications, 1993-1996.
Sunan Nasa’i. Trans. Muhammad Iqbal
Siddiqi. Lahore (Pakistan): Kazi, 1994.
Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik ibn
Anas: the first formulation of Islamic law, translated by Aisha
Abdurrahman Bewley. London ; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1989.
an English translation & commentary with Arabic text of
Mishkat-ul-Masabih: being a collection of the most authentic sayings
and doings and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (P.H.) selected from
the most reliable collections of Hadis Literature, and containing all
that an average Muslim or non-Muslim requires to know for guidance in
all walks of life: with suitable arrangements into chapters and
sections / by al-Haj Maulana Fazlul Karim. New Delhi, India: Islamic
Education Center, 1998.
Khatib al-Tibrizi, Muhammad
ibn `Abd Allah. Mishkat-ul-Masabih, trans. Muhammad Tufail Zaigham.
Lahore, Pakistan: Kazi Publications, 1989.
Khatib al-Tibrizi, Muhammad ibn `Abd
Allah. Mishkat al-Masabih , trans. James Robson. Lahore, Pakistan: S.
M. Ashraf [1963-1965]
Nahjul Balagh: Peak of eloquence:
sermons, letters, and sayings of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, trans. Sayed
Elmhurst, N.Y.: Tahrike Tarsile Quran, 1984.
A Shi`ite anthology, trans. William C.
Chittick; under the direction of and with an introduction by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1981.
Hadith qudsi (divine sayings narrated by Muhammad)
Forty Hadith Qudsi selected and
translated by Ezzeddin Ibrahim, Denys Johnson-Davies. Cambridge, U.K.:
Islamic Texts Society, 1997.
Ibn al-`Arabi. Divine sayings, trans.
Stephen Hirtenstein and Martin Notcutt. Oxford: Anqa Pub., 2004. These
include hadith qudsi orally transmitted to Ibn `Arabi, along with
another section containing others that he obtained from books.
Abou El Fadl, Khaled. And God knows the
soldiers: the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses. Lanham, Md.:
University Press of America, 2001. An important discussion of the
battle over ethics and religious authority among Muslims today, showing
how hadith have been used to address contemporary issues.
Berg, Herbert. The
development of exegesis in early Islam: the authenticity of Muslim
literature from the formative period. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2000. A
representative of the hypercritical school, viewing the authenticity of
hadith literature with great suspicion; employs a quantitive
methodology to investigate chains of transmission.
Brown, Daniel W. Rethinking tradition in
modern Islamic thought. Cambridge, [England] ; New York:
Cambridge University Press, 1996. An admirable essay on the
contemporary debates about hadith among Muslims.
Burton, John. An introduction to the
Hadith. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994.
Graham, William A. Divine word and
prophetic word in early Islam: a reconsideration of the sources, with special reference
to the Divine Saying or Hadith Qudsi. The Hague: Mouton, 1977.
Juynboll, G. H. A. The
authenticity of the tradition literature; discussions in modern Egypt,
by G. H. A. Juynboll. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1969.
G. H. A. Studies on the origins and uses of Islamic Hadith. Brookfield,
Vt.: Variorum, 1996.
Mernissi, Fatima. The veil and the male
elite: a feminist interpretation of women's rights in Islam; translated by
Mary Jo Lakeland. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1991.
Notable as an example of feminist re-reading of primary sources,
challenging the authenticity of misogynist hadith sayings by
questioning the transmitters.
Motzki, Harald., ed.
Hadith: origins and developments. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/Variorum, 2004.