المنظومة البيقونية (Arabic, English and Indonesian)
This thirty-four line rhyming text was authored to introduce the science of hadith to those without any prior knowledge of hadith sciences. Its brief format, yet broad scope make it an ideal introductory text for those who wish to simply gain a greater appreciation of the scope of hadith sciences or for even those who wish to specialize in the science of hadith. Its rhyming nature, allows for easy memorization and it includes essential topics relating to hadith terminology for any student of Islam, such as sahih (authentic) hasan (good), or daeef (weak). The work also includes more sophisticated terminology used by scholars of hadith such as marfoo, maqtoo, moquf, mursal, ghareeb, mutawatur, and much more. It is a stepping stone for students of hadith who plan on studying more detailed texts in the science of hadith such as Nukhbatul al-Fikr by Ibn Hajr or Ikhtisaar uloom al-Hadith by Ibn Kathir, but it is equally vital for any student of Islam, whether they be a student of Fiqh, Tafseer or Aqeedah, because the Shari’ah of Islam is based upon textual evidence. Author of this text is Imam 'Umar bin Muhammad bin Fatuh al- Bayquni al Damishqi al Shafi, the Muhaddith, and the Usooli (one who is firm in the principles of the deen). He lived before the year 1080 H/ 1669 CE.