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  • At-Tirmithi's statement "there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration" Date: 17-10-2017

    I was wondering, what does At-Tirmidhi mean when he uses this: there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration for a hadith? Does it mean that it is weak? .. More

  • A Saheeh or Hasan hadeeth may have another chain of narration that is Mursal Date: 16-10-2017

    Is it possible/are there cases of a Saheeh (authentic) or Hasan (good) hadith having another chain which is Mursal (hadith that does not contain a Companion in the chain of narration)? What does it mean for the hadith then? .. More

  • Hasan-Ghareeb hadeeth acceptable to At-Tirmithi Date: 12-10-2017

    Greetings again, Scholars. I saw your latest answer on the Hasan-Ghareeb(good-strange) hadith according to At-Tirmidhi, and you laid down its definition as meeting the conditions of Hasan but having something different in its text. However, you did not say if a Hasan-Ghareeb hadith is considered weak or authentic/reliable according to At-Tirmidhi. Due.. More

  • Ibn Hajar's classification of Hadeeth as Hasan Date: 11-10-2017

    I was wondering, if Ibn Hajar declares a hadith to be Hasan (good), does that mean that it might be weak to him? I heard a scholar say that that is what it implies? Is this true? .. More

  • Whether Mawqoof hadeeth strengthens weak Marfoo‘ hadeeth Date: 2-10-2017

    I was wondering, can a weak hadith be corroborated by Mawqoof (attributed to a Companion) narrations from the Companions? For example, what if they are about matters of the Unseen? .. More

  • Definition of Hasan and Hasan-Ghareeb hadeeth Date: 12-9-2017

    I was wondering what is meant by At-Tirmidhi when he calls a hadith Hasan or Hasan-Ghareeb? Does it mean that the hadith is sound? I heard someone say that it means the hadith is weak. .. More

  • Narrator whose hadeeth may be written but not used as evidence Date: 29-8-2017

    What does it mean when Hadith scholars such as Ibn Adi say that a Hadith narrator's hadith may be written despite his weakness? Does it mean that the narrator is not very weak and that his hadith may be used as support? .. More

  • Weak ahaadeeth differ in degree of weakness Date: 2-7-2017

    Can a hadith be questioned or challenged if its authenticity is weak or the hadith chain of narrators is weak or missing? .. More

  • Whether Sufyaan Ath-Thawri and Al-A‘mash were Mudallis reporters Date: 30-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaikum shaykh. I want to know whether Sufyaan Ath-Thawri and Al-A‘mashwere Mudallis according to the Hadith scholars. If yes, then why are narrations which they narrated accepted in Sahih Al-Bukhaari and Muslim but rejected elsewhere while other hadiths like that of the narration of Maalik Ad-Daar of a man coming to the Prophet's grave.. More

  • Many reports in Nu'aym's book Al-Fitan fabricated Date: 28-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Are the reports in Al-Fitan by Nu'aim ibn Hammad authentic? .. More

  • Contradicting Jarh and Ta’deel statements about narrator Date: 16-11-2016

    What should be our principle for a narrator if it was found that the Jarh wa Ta’deel(criticizing and praising) of him contradict each other? .. More

  • Correct methodology in classifying Hadeeth Date: 10-11-2016

    One of the Hadith verifiers mentioned their methodology in checking, saying (in summary): “The hadiths of the Sunan are either (a) in Bukhari or Muslim or (b) they are not, and are thus in need of checking. If I declared a hadith to be weak, I provided the weakness, and if I declared it to be good or authentic, then I mentioned another Hadith scholar.. More

  • Authenticity of hadeeth narrated by classical scholars Date: 6-10-2016

    How should we classify a hadith that was authentic in the time of a classical scholar like Imam Abu Haneefa but later became weak? What I mean is: suppose that for a particular hadith, the narrators between Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,and Imam Abu Haneefa were all trustworthy and had an excellent memory, and so Imam Abu Haneefa.. More

  • Trustworthiness of Mu'ammal ibn Ismaa'eel as hadeeth narrator Date: 26-5-2016

    Is it true that in the hadith of Wail Ibn Hujur about placing the hands on the chest in the prayer, which is found in Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah, the narrator Mu'ammal ibn Isma'eel was declared to be 'munkar al-hadith' by Imam Al-Bukhaari? Was this narrator reliable? .. More

  • Comprehensive Hadeeth books Date: 6-4-2016

    Which is the most comprehensive Hadith book (ex. Jaami Al-Usool Ibn Athir, Mishkaat Masaabeeh At-Tibrizi, Jaami Al-Masaanid Ibn Kathir, Silsilah Sahihah Al-Albaani, etc.)? .. More