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Fth literature of the third/ninth century. ;' The final Sunnl solution to the problem of the intra-,fflbiiba violence was the utilization of these men and women strictly for the purpose of ~adlth transmission. l's (d. z nohj al· baliigha. The best introduction to the Zaydl position is Etan Kohlberg, "Some Zaydl Views of the Companions of the Prophet," BSOAS, 39/1 (1976), 91-8. anruJ] of Ibn Abl Shayba are (in alphabetical order): Abii Bakr al-~iddlq, Abii 'Ubayda b. al:Jarral:l, 'A'isha bini Abl Bakr, Fatima bini Rasiil Allah, al-l:lasan b.

Chapter two relies upon the classification of the ~adfth disciplines in 65 categories by Ibn al-~alaJ:l (d. Huqaddima and several books of ai-Dhahabr. I discuss three aspects of Ibn al-~alaJ:l's :Huqaddima in order to secure the conceptual framework of this project. First, Ibn al-~alaJ:l identifies the most significant books and scholars involved in the project of (ladfth transmission. 1 for the aspiri~- hadith student; Jfuqaddima Ibn al-$alii(l, 433. Christopher Melchert has published an article arguing for the authenticity of a/-Tiirikh al-kabir in order ro mute the skepticism raised by :'1/orman Calder concerning irs anribution to alBukharl; see his "Bukharl and Early Hadith Criticism" cited in the first footnote of this chapter.

Al-shiidhdh wa al-matruk2 9 (13) B. al-munkar:m (14) (17) C. al-cifriidl al-mtifrad 11 D. mad in which every transmitter could have heard the text (main) from the previous one. "' An isniid that ends at the Prophet ~lu~ammad. miid that ends at a ~a~iibf and whose nzalrl does not include a Prophetic act or locution. miid that ends at a tiibi'f and reports his or her act or locution. -\n isniid that ends at the Prophet and lacks a sahiibf. "' . sr~ii{l in which any two adjacent transmitters could not possibly have met; an w1iid \\lth a lacuna.

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