At-Tirmithi's statement "there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration"
Fatwa No: 361957


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?


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The statement of At-Tirmithi "there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration" does not mean that the report is weak to him, which is clear. Ibn Sayyid An-Naas wrote in his commentary on At-Tirmithi's statement regarding a hadeeth there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration, "The hadeeth that there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration should include the two categories Saheeh (sound) and Hasan (good). So the least of its classification is that it is Hasan."

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