Al-Bukhari and Muslim: Methodology and Selected Readings

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This is module 7 from Seminary programme, School of Hadith (SOH). Attendee is awarded with 2 credits for this module.

Attendee can exclusively attend this module without attending prior modules. For more information about Seminary, read here.


Tuesdays, commences on 11 Sep 2018
7.30pm to 9.30pm
8 weeks


Std: $100 (inclusive of $20 registration/material fees)
Concession: $80 (inclusive of $20 registration/material fees)
*Installment payment plan available. You are required to register for your seat before emailing us for the installment payment plan.


Although the recording of the hadith has started since the lifetime of the Prophet , it was not until a few centuries later that saw the proliferation of organised and canonical hadith collections. These hadith works, organised in written form, aimed to present the corpus of the prophetic traditions in its purest form while distinguishing other forms of traditions and commentaries from the companions and their followers. Thus, for most of the scholars, the third century of Hijrah was known as the golden age of hadith; both in terms of the number of hadith scholars and narrators at that time and the canonical works they produced.

More importantly, two most significant canonical hadith collections were also compiled in this period, namely the Sahihs by Muhammad ibn Isma‘il al-Bukhari and Muslim ibn Hajjaj al- Qushayri. Collectively, their works are known as al-Sahihayn and held by the Sunnis as the second most authentic source of religion and law after the Quran. The stringent methods in hadith selection and appraisal in these books have contributed to their credibility and reliability as a primary religious source as testified by the consensus of the Muslim scholars on the matter.

This seminary aims to acquaint the participants to the immense works of the two great scholars of hadith. Participants will be introduced to their biographies, their contributions, their criticisms and the impact of their major corpora, the sahihs. In addition, participants will be exposed to their meticulous methodology in authenticating the traditions of Muhammad .




Date Topic
Week 1

The Importance and Significance of Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Week 2

The Biography of Al-Bukhari and the History of his Sahih

Week 3

The Biography of Muslim and the History of his Sahih

Week 4

The Methodology of Al-Bukhari and Muslim in their Canons

Week 5

Criticisms towards the Canons of Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Week 6

Selected Readings from Sahih Al-Bukhari

Week 7

Selected Readings from Sahih Muslim

Week 8*
Online assessment (Optional)/Module break

*Week 8 is allocated for online assessment or review/revision upon student’s request. It may also be used to conduct a make-up lesson should there be any cancellations.


Students are required to complete their fees immediately within 48 hours after registering online. Payment serves as a confirmation of attendance. Payment can be done by interbank transfer or PayNow. Bank’s details are provided in the automated email upon online registration.

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  • Al-Bukhari and Muslim: Methodology and Selected Readings
    September 11, 2018 - October 30, 2018
    7:30 pm
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