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Why Do We Need Hadith? with Dr. Jonathan Brown | DoubleTake S4 E6

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The most authentic and verified texts for Muslims, after the Qur’an, are the books of Hadith. They’re foundational to how we understand and practice our religion.

But if the Qur’an is complete and perfect, why do we even need the Hadith? What is the method that scholars use to determine if the Prophet ﷺ really said something? How can we be certain that we are understanding and applying the Prophet’s ﷺ narrations correctly?

In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Jonathan Brown, the Director of History and Islamic Thought at Yaqeen.

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Dr. Jonathan Brown

Director of Research | Dr. Jonathan A. C. Brown is a Director of Research at Yaqeen Institute, and an Associate Professor and Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and the Law, and the author of several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy.

Mohamad Zaoud

Mohamad Zaoud

Mohamad Zaoud is a brand and media specialist having spent 8 years at Al Jazeera, most recently leading digital content strategy. Mohamad has extensive experience working within the Australian Muslim community and currently holds positions in several Muslim organisations in Sydney.