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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Iosef Horovitz – the Western hadith researcher – believes that the antiquity and origin of isnād (chain of transmitters) in Islamic tradition is the same as the Jewish oral tradition. He views the isnād system as an adaptation of the Jewish works. In the present writing, his view on this issue is critically reviewed. It is stated in this research that the basic origin of isnād is the attitude of the intellectuals and has no relation to other religions. Also, it seems that Horovitz has not been able to distinguish between the concept of isnād (systematic provision of chain of transmitters) and asnād (the documents existing in narrations) and this misimpression has affected his drawing conclusion.