[Sunni] Hadith Studies

After reading a few books on the unreliability of hadith, having a long conversation on lack of authenticity of hadith, and interacting with many Quranists, I thought it might be time to make a list of some resources that discuss hadith that generally defend hadith. Not saying that I have strong convictions in defense of hadith, but being that the introduction to the lack of authenticity of hadith brought about an internal religious meltdown in undergrad, I thought it might be time to find things that permit a sense of balance.

To be updated.


  1. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence M.H Kamali (Chapter on Hadith)
  2. Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern Jonathan Brown (have yet to read)
  3. Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought David Brown (not really a defense, but a must read)


  1. An Introduction to Hadith Jonathan Brown
  2. Hadith on Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medival and Modern Jonathan Brown (lecture)


  1. The authenticity of hadith a ‘Pseudo-problem’ Wael Hallaq
  2. On the authoritativeness of Sunni consensus Wael Hallaq

Posted on October 20, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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