Author(s): Fatma Aydin*
Since the establishment of theology faculties in Turkey, the aim is not only to educate students, but also to carry out specialized studies on the religion and history and geography of Islam. Since the beginning of postgraduate education in these institutions, domestic academic studies that deal with the religion of Islam in many aspects have been achieved, and thanks to these studies, which are improving in quantity and quality every day, a serious scientific accumulation has occurred. In this accumulation, it can be easily said that the hadith-sunnah-centered issues come first when viewed as content. Although academic studies, which deal with the science of hadith from various aspects, have progressed day by day in terms of quantity and quality, they have not yet reached the desired level. The fact that hadith-sunnah-centered issues spread over a very wide area historically and geographically should be effective in this. In academic hadith studies, science centers, which are like the links of the chain in terms of this science, and which carry the hadith-sunnah flag in different periods of history, have recently become the focal point. One of these centers of science that attracts the attention of researchers is the geography of Indo-Pakistan. With the above-mentioned aspects, this study aims to determine the studies on the Indian basin in terms of hadith science, to present the findings about the region, period and names where the researches are concentrated, and to propose new research areas. It is hoped that the determinations and proposals put forward will be stimulating and inspiring for the researchers who will direct their scientific work to the hadith accumulation of this region.