1. The Period of the Prophet

2. The Period of the Sahabahs (-13 - 110H)

3. The Period of the Tabieen (100 - 180H)

4. The Period of the Followers of the Tabieen

5. The Golden age of Hadith Collection

6. The Era of Decline (4th Century to the Fall of Baghdad)
    
    Abu Nuaim              430H
    Al-Qudaai 454
    Ibn Hazm 456
    Al-Baihaqi 458
    Al-Khatib 463
    Ibn Abdil Barr     463

    Al-Humaidi         449
    Ad-Dailami         509
    Al-Baghwi           516
    Al-Qaadi Iyaad    544
    Ibn Asakir           571
    Ibn Athir            606



    
Imaduddin al-Zanki (541)
    Nuruddin Zanki (569)
Sultan Salahudin al-Ayyubi (d 589H)
    (Hittin 583 H)
Al-Haazimi 584
Ibn Jauzi 597
Abdul Ghani Maqdisi 600H


Ibn Athir 606 or 630?
Ibn Salah 643
Ad-Diyaa Maqdisi 643
Al-Mundhiri 656
Imam Nawawi (631 - 676H)

   
7. The Fall of Baghdad and the End of the Abbasiyah Khilafah
    656H/1258 CE


  • Ibn Daqiq Eiid                                        702
Ibn Taimiyyah                                        661H- 728/1327H
Ibn Sayyid                                             734
Al-Mizzi                                                 742
Ad-Dhahabi                                           748
Ibn Qayyim                                           691/1292 - 751/1350

Ibn Kathir 774
Ibn Rajab 736 - 795H
Al-Balqini 805
Al-Iraqi 806
Al-Haithami (807)
Ibn Hajar 852
Sakhawi 902
Suyuti d. 911
Ali Muttaqi (975)
Ali Qaari 1014
Al-Munawi 1031
Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Sulaiman (1094)
As-Sindi 1138
Shah Waliyulllah ad-Dahlawi 1176
As-Sana'aani 1182
Az-Zubaidi 1205
As-Shawkani 1255


8. Prior to the fall of the Uthmaniyyah Khilafah (late 19th century)

The fall of Andalus and the Spanish Umayyah


Muhammad Siddiq Hasan Khan ( 1248-1307 AH)
Abul Hasanat Muhammad Abdul Hayy al-Ansari al-Laknawi ( 1264 - 1304 AH)
Tahir al-Jazaairi (1268 - 1338H)
Allamah Muhaddith Khalil Ahmad Sahanpuri (1269 - 1346H)
Muhaddith Muhammad Zakariyyah al-Kandahlawi
Muhammad Yahya al-Kandahlawi
Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandahlawi (Jamaat Tabligh)


Jamaludeen al-Qasimi (1866- 1914)

The most prominent Arab hadith scholar of the last century, he was respected by the reformists of his age such as Rashid Ridha and Shakib Arsalan. Both were in constant contact with Shaikh Qasimi and wrote prefaces to his legacy to the hadith sciences, "Qawaid at-Tahdith" (Principles of Hadith Propagation")

9. After the fall of the Uthmaniyyah Khilafah


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Badrudin Al-Hasani (1267/1850 - 1354/1935)

The great muhaddith of Syria was a towering figure that had a rare memory in this age. He is reported to have memorised the whole of Bukhari and Muslim as well as the other four books of Sunan with the sanad of each hadith, the history as well as the date of birth and death of each narrator. What was more astounding was his teaching of engineering and mathematics.

What distinguished him from other muhaditheen of this century was his role in rallying the masses for jihad against the French occupiers of Syria. He wrote more than 40 books, numerous annotations to various works and various commentaries.



Ahmad al-Banna as-Saa'ati

Ahmad Abdul Rahman al-Banna (d. 1958).

The father of Imam Hassan al-Banna, the founder of al-Ikhwan al-Muslimuun, rearranged the Musnad of Imam Ahmad in 1957 according to fiqh subjects and made commentaries to the ahadith he felt needed clarification. His work is entitled
al-Fath al-Rabbani and runs into 22 large volumes. This work took Shaikh as-Saati 33 years to complete. He condensed this to a shorter work called Bulugh al-Amaani. Apart from this incredible work, he also produced Minhatul Ma'buud, an arrangement of the Musnad Abu Daud a-t-Tayalisi and Badaa'i al-Minan, an arrangement of Musnad as-Shaafii

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Ahmad Muhammad Shakir (d.1958)

Although a shariah judge, Imam Ahmad Shakir has become known as a prolific hadith scholar from the last century.One of his teachers was Shaikh Jamaludeen al-Qasimi and the muhadith of Morocco, Shaikh Abdullah ibn Idris al-Sanusi who gave him the ijazah to relate Sahih Bukhari and the other 5 books and Shaikh Rashid Ridha. His most famous works were:

1.
Ar-Risalah of Imam Shafi'i (critical review)
2.
Sunan at-Tirmidhi (partial critical review up to volume 3)
3.
Musnad Imam Ahmad (partial critical review of 1/3 of the Musnad).
    ImamShakir started this endeavour in 1911 and started to publish it in
    1946. His review was up to hadith no 8099. He indexed the ahadith
    according to subjects, preformed its takhrij, clarified the uncommon words
    in the hadith and generally added important notes.
4.
Mukhtasar of Sunan Abu Daud by Hafiz Mundhiri which was published
    together with its commentary Ma'alim as-Sunan and Tahdhib of
    Imam ibn Qayyim. This was a joint critical review with Shaikh Muhammad
    Hamid al-Fiqi and was published in eight volumes
5.
Ibn Hibban (critical review of only the 1st volume)
6. Commentary of the
Alfiah of Imam Suyuti in 2 volumes
7.
Al Baith al-Hatith, the commentary of Ikhtisar Ulum Hadith by Ibn Kathir
8.
Al-Ihkam fi Usul Ahkam of Ibn Hazm (critical review)
9.
Umdah at-Tafsir. An abridged version of the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir
                               Imam Shakir deleted the sanads of each hadith
                               ,as well as expunging Israiliyyats, and weak
                               ahadiths as well as omitting detailed theological
                               discussions. Again this work was uncompleted.
10.
Tafsir Tabari : Takhrij of the ahadith done in association with his brother
                             Mahmud Shakir

Muhammad Abdul Hayy al-Kittani 1888 - 1962

Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah 1997

Abu Fattah


Born on Halab Syria in 1917
Among his teachers:
Shaikh Raagib at-Tabbaakh
Shaikh Mustafa az-Zarqaa
Shaikh Isa Bayanuuni
Shaikh Muhammad Khidr Husain
Shaikh Mahmuud Shaltut
Shaikh Mahmuud Abdul Halim
Shaikh Mustafa Sabri (the last Shaikh-ul-Islam of the     Utmaniyyah Khilafah)
The Muhaddith of Morocco Abdullah Siddiq al-Ghumaari
Imam as-Shahid Hasan al-Banna

Graduated from the Shariah Faculty of Azhar in 1948
After returning to Halab in 1950, he taught in secondary level for 11 years
Elected as member of Parliament in 1962
Travelled to India in 1962 and met the most prominents muhadditheen and scholars of India
While in India he became familiar with the works of Muhammad Abdul Hayy al-Laknawi and Muhammad Shah al-Kashmiri
Worked in the Shariah Faculty of Damascus University
Moved to Saudi in 1965 to teach in the universities for close to 25 years
Chosen as the Head of Ikhwan Muslimeen in Syria in the beginning of the 90s and in one of the most difficult period for Ikhwan in Syria
He wrote close to 60 books the majority dealing with hadith
He passed away in Madinah in 1997

Own Writings
1. Lamahat Min Taarikh as-Sunnah wa Ulum al-Hadith
2. Umara al-Mu'mineen fil Hadith
His critical reviews
1. Al-Manar al-Munif fi As-Sahih wa ad-Daiif by Ibn Qayyim
2. Al Masnuu fi Ma'rifah al-Hadith al-Mauduu Imam Ali Qaari
3. Ar-Raf' wa at-Takmil Muhammad Abdul Hayy al-Laknawi
4. Al-Ajwibah al-Faadilah of Muhammad Abdul Hayy al-Laknawi

AlbanyNasiruddin Albani d.1999

Abdul Qadir al-Arnauut 1425/2004arnaut


10. The Present Day

Other Contemporary Scholars

1. Shuaib Arnauut (Albania/Syria/Jordan)
2. Ahmad ibn al-Siddiq al-Ghumari (Morocco)
3. Abdullah Siddiq al-Ghumari
3. Basshar Awwad Maaruf (Iraq)

Students of Albani

4. Ali al-Halabi
5. Hamdi Abdul Majid al-Salafi
6. Salim ibn Eid al-Hilali

Students of Shuaib Arnauut

7. Adil Mursyid
8. Muhammad Naim al-Arqasusi
9. Hasan al-Shalabi
10. Ibrahim Zaibaq
11. Umar Qayyam

Students of Ahmad ibn al-Siddiq al-Ghumari

12. Abdullah al-Talidi

Students of Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah

13. Shaikh Muhammad Awwama (Syria)

From India

13. Habiburrahman al-Azhumi
14. Mustafa al-Nadwi

From Saudi Arabia

15. Abdul Muhsin Abbad
16. Said Qahtani
17. Khaldun Ahdab

Other Countries

18. Husain al-Asad
19. Abdul Rahman Abdul Khaliq
20. Mahmud Said Mamduh
21. Abdullah al-Zuqail
22. Usamah al-Utaibi
23. Mahir Yaasin Fahl
24. Hamzah Al-Malibari
25. Muhammad Amru Abdul Latif
26. Abdullah as-Sa'd
27. Ibrahim al-Laahim
28. Haatim as-Sharif



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