Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars In Islam by Mohammad Akram Nadwi

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Nur Saadah Hamisan@Khair, Dr.

Abstract

The book entitled Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam was written by Mohammad Akram Nadwi, and it was published by Interface Publications Ltd. in 2007. It was the result of a study of more than 15 years to produce 40 volumes of Muslim biographies of the women scholars of hadiths which were written in Arabic, and this book is an early introduction which was written in English. The author has explained in the pre-book as an introduction regarding the purpose of writing this book. It contains ten chapters. Each chapter is equipped with footnotes, and the list of references consists of classical sources (turāth) and Arabic manuscripts arranged alphabetically. Although this book is a preamble to the wider series of books, it was a great effort and has received a very positive response among readers. It is reasonable as compulsory reading material by the academicians and students who are directly involved in the field of Hadith, but it is also not too heavy to be used as general reading for the public who are keen to explore the culture of knowledge practiced by women who are known as al-muḥaddithāt.


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Buku yang berjudul Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam aditulis oleh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, dan telah diterbitkan oleh Interface Publications Ltd. pada tahun 2007. Ia adalah hasil kajian selama lebih daripada 15 tahun untuk menghasilkan 40 jilid kamus biografi ulama wanita hadis Nabi yang ditulis dalam bahasa Arab, dan buku ini merupakan pengenalan awal kepada kamus tersebut yang ditulis dalam bahasa Inggeris. Hal ini dijelaskan di dalam pra kata buku sebagai pengenalan kepada tujuan buku ini ditulis. Ia mengandungi sepuluh bab. Dimulai dengan “Pendahuluan” sebelum bab pertama, dan diakhiri dengan “Rujukan” dan “Indeks”. Setiap bab dilengkapi dengan nota kaki, dan senarai rujukannya terdiri daripada sumber klasik (turāth) dan manuskrip Arab yang disusun mengikut abjad. Biarpun buku ini merupakan mukaddimah kepada siri buku yang lebih luas, ia merupakan usaha yang sangat besar dan telah pun mendapat respon yang sangat positif dalam kalangan pembaca. Ia wajar dijadikan bacaan wajib oleh para akademik dan pelajar yang terlibat secara langsung dalam bidang hadis, tetapi ia juga tidak begitu berat untuk dijadikan bacaan umum untuk orang awam yang berminat untuk mendalami budaya ilmu yang telah dipraktikkan oleh para wanita yang bergelar al-muḥaddithāt.

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Hamisan@Khair, N. S. (2019). Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars In Islam. Ulum Islamiyyah, 27(1), 67-75. https://doi.org/10.33102/ulum.2019.27.07
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Book Review

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