Faculty of Specialty in Hadeeth Sciences




Specialization in Hadeeth Sciences Course



Darul Iftaa

Durban, South Africa





The Head of Department


Name:  Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Damat Barakatuhum)

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Office: (+27) 31 207 5772

Mobile: 072 786 4923

South African GMT: GMT + 02: 00

Web - portal: daruliftaa.net

Office hours: 10:00 AM – 12: 00 AM

                      02:00 AM – 05:00 AM


Address: 35 Candella Road, Sherwood, Durban, South Africa

Postal Address: 35 Candella Road, Sherwood, Durban, 4091

International students may call after hours provided that due consideration is given to the South African GMT.



Student Learning Information


The curriculum will consist of mutala’ah, muzaakarah and tadrees. These are the fundamental aspects of the manhaj. Muzaakarah and mutala’ah is a fundamental aspect of takhassuss. Students are required to do research on important topics in the field.

In addition to the above:

1.1)Muzaakarah to be done daily for at least 30 mins,2 students per day.

1.2) All material to be done as mutala’ah will have to be recorded and summarized notes presented to the ustaadh in the muzaakarah session.


Assignments and Research papers


The student will have to write one thesis on any module after each level comprising of 50 or more pages


Course Schedule

Kindly note that selected books will be based on mutala’ah entirely while others may be divided into mutala’ah and muzaakarah.


Course Outline


Mutālaah: Students are required to read and provide a summary for the following books:

  1. 1.al-Rafu wa-Takmīl
  2. 2.al-Ajwibah al-Fādhilah
  3. 3.Tadrīb al-Rāwī
  4. 4.Urdu book on Takhrīj (Aap Hadīth Kaysain Talāsh Karain)
  5. 5.Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf (Sheikh Awāmah)



1. Al-Manhaj al-Hadīth Fī Tashīl Ulūm al-Hadīth (Sheikh Nāyif al-Biqāī)

2. Takhrīj al-Hadīth al-Sharīf (Sheikh Nāyif al-Biqāī)

3. Dirāsatu Asānīd  al-Hadīth al-Sharīf(Sheikh Nāyif al-Biqāī)



Academic Policies


The student is required to adhere to all the regulations, policies and rules of the Department in addition to those of the Darul Iftaa.

You will be given a copy of these policies and rules upon admission to the faculty.

In addition to the above, every student is required to observe the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty.


Admission and Selection Criteria


Prospective students are to apply with the departmental head for admission into the faculty.

General Admission procedures should be followed.

Prospective Applicants are required to submit a motivation letter to the Admissions Office.



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