Usool Al Hadeeth : The Methodology of Hadith Evaluation
The science of hadeeth terminology and assessment is a particularly difficult field of study. Dr Bilal Philips has managed in this text to simplify this topic and to make it quite relevant to our times by addressing some of the most challenging questions raised by those who question the validity of hadeeth literature in general.
Although this book was designed as a teaching text for the Bachelors in Islamic Studies (BAIS) programs which Dr Bilal set up in UAE and Qatar, it is suitable for the layman as well as for the students of Islamic Studies at the high school level. There are only few works available in English on this very technical subject and this is definitely one which must be read.