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Kitab al-Tamyiz by Imam Muslim

A 1-day short course on the ‘ilal (hidden defects) of hadith based on the famous text of Imam Muslim with Shaykh Akram Nadwi

Islam is comprised of two divine sources: Qur’an, and Hadith.

The speech, actions, and teachings of the prophet (saw) have been meticulously preserved by scholars of hadith upholding the highest of academic standards. Each and every potential hadith must be tested and verified through the most rigorous authentication process before it can be declared sound and authentic.

A key step in the process of verification is the topic of ‘ilal al-ḥadīth – hidden defects within hadith. These defects could either occur within the text itself (matn) or the chain of narration (sanad).

Throughout the history of Islam, scholars who specialise in authenticating hadith have sought to preserve the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) and distinguish that which is authentically attributed to him to that which is not.

Imam Muslim is of the foremost scholars of Hadith, and his works are studied and relied upon for over 1,000 years after his time until today. Kitāb al-Tamyīz is one of his most important works, serving as an indispensable tool in the science of Hadith.




Covering selected chapters of the book, Shaykh Akram will teach how to analyse chains of narration (asānīd) to identify a hidden defect (‘illah). The esteemed Shaykh will dissect and discuss examples of ‘ilal as well as shedding light on the emergence and development of the study of ‘ilal al-ḥadīth as a whole.

Duration: 1-day short course
Location: LIVE Online
Dates: 4th July 2021
Time: 10am – 5pm BST (5 hours)

Online Live:  £35 £25 (includes livestream with 5 days recorded access)*
On-Demand:  £59 £49 (includes livestream with 5 days recorded access + 90 day access on our On-Demand platform)
Early bird ends 22nd June 2021