Dr. Muhammad Said Alrahawan
Dr. Muhammad who teaches Hadith and Quran Sciences at Mishkah University has an intensive history of scholarship at one of the oldest institutions in the world, Al-Azhar University. At the age of 21, Dr. Said obtained his B.A. in Islamic studies from Al-Azhar University, earning the highest score at the Faculty of Languages and Translation. He gained his M.A. in 2002 and his PhD in 2007, both in the field of Hadith Sciences. In addition to teaching at Mishkah, he continued to train local and international students at Al-Azhar University. Dr. Muhammad specializes in Hadith Sciences, Jurisprudence and Criticism, Quran Science and Shafi’i jurisprudence.
He has authored several books on hadith including “Hadith Textual Criticism in Muslim and Modern Western Studies, “Studies in Early Sources of the Prophet Mohammad’s Biography,” and a book on Mustalah al-Hadith (Hadith Terminology). His other writings include a number of articles on Islamic sciences in international Islamic journals. He also regularly presents lectures on Huda TV.
Dr. Muhammad has also studied in Saudia Arabia where he received the highest Ijazah in Sahih al-Bukhari and Muwatta al-Imam Malik from Shaykh Ahmad al-Sawrati al-Hinidi (may Allah shower His mercy upon him). He received Ijazahs in the other books of Hadith including Muslim’s Sahih, Abu Dawud’s Sunan, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, as well as in Matn al-Ghayah wa al-Taqrib in Shafi’i Fiqh. He has also memorized the Quran and has an ijaza in the recitation of Hafs.
Professional and Community Affiliations:
Al Azhar University (Lecturer), Association of Muslim Jurists of America (Member), Huda TV (Presenter)
Hadith Textual Criticism in Muslim and Modern Western Studies, (Masters Thesis)
The Impact of Different Prayer Calendars on Dawn (Fajr) and Night (‘Isha>’) Prayers for Muslims Living in Non-Muslim Territories, Journal of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, 2008.
Hadith Conflict: Mechanism for Interpretation and Reconciliation in Pursuit of Preference Rules, Hadith Phenomenology and Abrogation, Journal of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, 2009.
Hadith Terminology and Classification, IIPH, 2012
Studies in Early Sources of the Prophet Muhammad’s Biography, IIPH (pending re-publication).