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HSD316 – Biographical and Narrative Studies

Inorder to determine the extent to which a tradition can be used in Islamic studies, if at all, through the process of two related fields of study: Biographical Studies, which critically examines particular attributes of narrators of traditions in order to determine their trustworthiness; and Narrative Studies, which investigates the chain and text of traditions in order to ascertain their authenticity. This module aims to examine criteria used for ascertaining the authenticity of traditions from both a Biographical and a Narrative point of view; and investigate individual biographies of important narrators and evaluate the different ways in which a tradition can be received and transmitted.
Module Title: Biographical and Narrative Studies
Module Type: Designated
Program: BA Hawza Studies
Prerequisite(s): Hadith Studies (HSC211)
Credit(s): 10
Module Code: HSD316
Component(s): Portfolio: Written examination: 50% - Portfolio: 50%


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