Literature About Hadith Sciences In English
Wa ʿalaykum as-Salam:
I recommend al-Hakim al-Naysaburi's obligatory manual for hadith scholars
titled _Maʿrifat ʿUlum al-Hadith_ ("Knowledge of the Hadith Sciences").
was translated in full by the Rev. James Robson but is probably out of print
so you can try libraries. Try also under the title _al-Iklil_ (the Diadem).
Hajj Gibril ©
[2 Apr 2001]