Methodical codification of “Gharibul Hadith” books started during second century.
Abu UbaidaMua‘mmar bin Muthanna, an Iraqi scholar, pioneered the field. Afterwards
numerous scholars have written books on “Gharibul Hadith” but they followed different
methodologies for their compositions. Some of them have written Hadith's disorderly,
and then explained all Gharib words appearing in the Hadith. This method appears in
most part of their writings. Some of the scholars have observed jurisprudential method
for their creations. Others followed methodology of explaining Gharibwords by organizing
Hadith's; first from Prophet Muhammad, then from Sahabas (companions of Prophet Muhammad
s.a.w), and finally from Taba’een (immediate followers). However, some sorted Hadith
in alphabetical order. This research article presented a detailed analytical review
of different methodologies adopted in famous“Gharibul Hadith” Books.