ORIENTALISTS ON THE AUTHENTICITY OF SUNNAH: A DESCRIPTIVE AND DIGITAL CRITICAL STUDY
The research aims at exploring and criticizing orientalism's views concerning the authenticity of the Prophet’s Sunnah by investigating the resources of orientalism. The views of orientalists on the authenticity of the Prophet’s Sunnah are documented in this study. Then, these are analyzed, discussed, and criticized using authentic Islamic resources. The research has resolved the orientalism’s views towards the authenticity of Sunnah with evidence. It ends up with the failure of the reporting (Al Athar) of orientalism in front of Islamic evidence and confirms the fading of their statements. It proves the authenticity of the Prophet’s Sunnah among the old jurisprudence schools. These have been considered as a source of Islamic legislation from the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him, to until now. The research intimates the necessity to establish educational and research centers aiming at the study of orientalism. Moreover, it emphasizes the requirement of increasing awareness among Muslims regarding the importance of the Prophet’s Sunnah and its legislative value through seminars and conferences.