A CRITICAL STUDY ON THE METHODOLOGY OF IBN ABDULBAR IN HIS BOOK AL-ISTĪ’ĀB FĪ M’RIFAT AL-ASḤĀB
" الاستیعاب فی معرفۃ الاصحاب" میں حافظ ابن عبد البر ؒ کے اسلوب و منہج کا تجزیاتی مطالعہ
Keywords:Al-Istī’āb, Ibn e Abdulbar, research methodology
The study of the Khair-ul-Quroon is greatly important for the comprehension of the Quran and Sunnah, as it presents a complete picture of the ideal Islamic society where all the commandments of Allah were being revealed and practiced. This study becomes more important for the researchers, scholars, and students of Islamic Studies. There are number of books about the era of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and about the lives of his companions. However, one needs to rely on and study the sources that are authentic, precise, and relevant. This selection can be made easy if the research methodologies and distinctive features of different sources are known in anticipation. That is the reason that the articles on the research methodologies of renown authors are always of great worth. Al-Istī’āb, like its name is a comprehensive book on the lives of Rasulullah’s ﷺcompanions and is meant to describe the whole era of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. None of the later writers on the lives of companions could remain without taking the said book as a principal source for their books. This research article will help the research scholars and the students of ḥadith and seerah to know about the significant source and its methodology. The article may also help the researchers to find some new aspects of research in Al-Istī’āb fī m’rifat Al-asḥāb.