Introduction to the science of Hadith and its terminology by Ibn Salah, better known as The Muqaddima. He composed this work while serving as the head of the Dar Al-Hadith Al-Ashrafiya in Damascus, one of the most prestigious institutions for the study of hadith in the Islamic world.
Here he provides a complete overview of the science of Hadith, and a guide to the terminology and techniques of the scholars of Hadith.
Excellent Tahqiq by Nur Al-Din ‘Itr.
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