3. The Intellectual Journey of Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dahlavi: Tracing his Influences and Impact on Hadith Scholarship

  • SALMAN FARIS T.C
Keywords: Al-Muhaddith, Intellectual Journey, Hadith-literature, critics, authentication.

Abstract

This research attempts to illuminate the intellectual odyssey of Sheikh Al-Muhaddith Abdul Haq Al-Dahlavi, a luminary of Islamic scholarship whose profound contributions have significantly enriched the realm of Hadith studies. The study meticulously traces the multifaceted influences that shaped Sheikh Abdul Haq's scholarly pursuits and assesses the enduring impact of his contributions on the field of Hadith scholarship.

  The research objectives are threefold: firstly, to comprehensively map the intellectual journey of Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dahlavi, contextualizing the socio-historical milieu in which he flourished; secondly, to analyse the key intellectual and scholarly influences that moulded his approach to Hadith studies; and thirdly, to evaluate the far-reaching implications of his work on the broader landscape of Islamic scholarship. 

Employing a multidimensional research methodology, this study amalgamates qualitative analysis of primary texts, including Sheikh Abdul Haq's own writings and treatises, alongside a meticulous examination of secondary sources and scholarly discourse. Comparative analysis is employed to discern the points of convergence and departure between Sheikh Abdul Haq's methodologies and those of his contemporaries, thus highlighting his unique and lasting contributions.

The research reveals that Sheikh Abdul Haq's intellectual journey was shaped by a profound reverence for tradition coupled with a keen openness to critical inquiry. His scholarly influences encompassed a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from linguistics and jurisprudence to philosophy and theology. His nuanced approach to Hadith authentication, preservation, and interpretation demonstrates an astute synthesis of established methodologies and innovative insights.

The study concludes that Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dahlavi's legacy lies not only in his substantive contributions to the science of Hadith, but also in his capacity to harmonize tradition with contemporaneity. His emphasis on methodological rigor, preservation of the prophetic tradition, and adaptability to evolving intellectual paradigms underscore the enduring relevance of his scholarship. Furthermore, his influence is discernible in the trajectories of subsequent Hadith scholars, who draw inspiration from his eclectic yet disciplined approach.

Published
2024-01-06
How to Cite
SALMAN FARIS T.C. “3. The Intellectual Journey of Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dahlavi: Tracing His Influences and Impact on Hadith Scholarship”. Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vol. 3, no. 2, Jan. 2024, http://albukharijournal.in/index.php/abjais/article/view/129.