Hanbali principles of Testing Hadith is an unprecedented contribution to the field of testing hadith. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the science of hadith study from a Hanbali perspective, taking the reader back to the ancient teaching of prominent Islamic scholar -Imam Abu Abdullah Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Hanbal Ash-Shaybani; A jurist, theologian, ascetic hadith traditionalist, and founder of the Hanbali School of Sunni Jurisprudence.
Atabek Shukurov, the author has compiled this book in a very useful and easy to follow manner with diagram, citing Imam Ahmad's authentic statements that are pertinent to each chapter. Imam Ahmad has more than one opinion in certain principles, and the author does well to make mention of them. Further, he has quoted the official position within the Hanbali school of thought and the opinions of the topmost Hanbali scholars, irrespective of whether or not they supported one or two of the views of Imam Ahmad.