HAD111 Analytical Interpretation of Hadeeth

Course Description:

This is a basic Hadith literature course. It teaches students the main lessons and rules could be deduced from the famous 40 Hadith collected by Imam Nawawi.

Course Code: HAD111

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: None

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will memorize selected ahadeeth from an-Nawawi’s compilation.
  • Students will be able to list extracted points of benefit, lessons, and derived rulings from an-Nawawi’s collection of hadeeth based on scholarly commentaries.
  • Students will understand and write the difference between Hadith Literature & Hadith Methodology
  • Students will be able to write a short essay on Imam an-Nawawee, highlighting his characteristics, life, main works, and the 40 Hadeeth collection.
  • Students will create a small campaign/community project of their choice, to practically demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of one of the Sunan or points of benefit from one or more of the hadeeth. The campaign can be in a local Masjid, Islamic school, public school, neighborhood, work, or family.  The aim, after strengthening their relationship with Allah is to improve their dealings with and educate others through the beauty of Islamic morals and the basic norms of Islam, Iman, and Ihsan.  Campaigns can be in done in person or online, but ahadeeth used should be referenced.  Campaigns must be pre-approved by the professor in advance.

Course Outlines:

All the 42 Hadith; text and commentaries.

Main Textbook:

Commentary of Forty Hadiths of An Nawawi by Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi

Additional on-line Readings:

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a) Muhaddith

b) 40 Hadeeth

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Participation: 40% (10 assignments, 4% each)
  • Oral exam: 20%
  • Mid-Term exam: 10%
  • Research paper: 20%
  • Final exam: 10%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

As part of the course, you are required to submit a research paper. The topic chosen must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • At least ten (10) double-spaced pages (not including the introduction and conclusion)
  • 1 inch margins
  • 12 pt size (Times New Roman)
  • Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
  • The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
  • When quoting Hadith, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

Please Watch:

   How to Write A Research Paper

Communication Etiquette:

  • Post all your questions related to the course to the (Online Test) forum.
  • If sending emails directly to the lecturer, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Lecturer to within specified office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Additional Information:

Log in Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from

Al-Huda Online School

You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Weekly materials and graded assignments will be posted onto the site by Monday – in sha Allah.
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