Hadith Al-Thaqalayn: A Critical Study & Analysis


Ḥadīth al-Thaqalayn is a renowned Prophetic tradition that has been classically and controversially cited and debated in Sunnī-Shī’ite polemics and early Uṣūlī works. A challenge that faces many of the appeals and discussions that revolve around this report is the fact that many inauthentic variants for the report exist, which are of varying theological and historical implications.

This study thus attempts to piece together the different variants of the report in Sunnī literature, and it then ascertains the most authentic of them all. After that, it assesses the authentic report(s) along with their implications, further contextualizing them with other reports, events and relevant historical details.

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