Turkey Classifying Not Revising Hadith

Posted by : | On : 29-02-2008 | Comments (0)
Turkey Classifying Not Revising Hadith

29/02/2008 05:01:30 PM GMT?Eighty scholars from 23 Turkish universities are working on a major project to classify and translate the Hadith (the collection of sayings o f the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

CAIRO – Eighty scholars from 23 Turkish universities are working on a major project to classify and translate the Hadith (the collection of sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him). “Make no mistake, we are not after modifying or revising the Hadith,” Mehmet Gormez, deputy director of the religious affairs authority Diy and supervisor of the project, told IslamOnline in a phone interview.

“What we are actually doing is re-classifying, re-categorizing the Hadith and translating it into Turkish, no more no less.”

A hadith literally means “saying,” but in the Islamic technical sense, a hadith refers to the sayings of the Prophet, the Prophet’s acts, the Prophet’s tacit approval of an action or practice, or the Prophet’s attributes, whether physical or moral.

(more…)