Classification of students:
Beginner: Cannot read Arabic, or has not reviewed the 2007 course or studied Mustalah.
Intermediate: Limited Arabic skills, has reviewed the 2007 course or studied Mustalah previously.
Advanced: Fluent or good working Arabic skills, knows basic ḥadīth terms, knows some ḥadīth books and authors, understands the ideas of chains, has read/heard some research in ḥadīth criticism, has memorized Bayqūniyyah poem or can read it well.
Materials: Homework 1 (after Session 2)
Beginners: Identifying the Matn vs. Isnad,...