The science of Al-Jarh wa At-Ta‘deel (Criticism of Hadeeth narrators) studies and evaluates the accreditation of Hadeeths and their narrators to determine if they fulfill the conditions which qualify the narration to be authenticated, and to find out the reasons behind any possible rejection of ...

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Who is Muhammad bin Abi Muhammad (محمد بن أبي محمد)?

In the sanad (chain of narrators) of Hadith #16620 in Attabari, one of the narrators is Muhammad bin Abi Muhammad (محمد بن أبي محمد), I would like to know who is he? what scholars have said in regards ...
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What are the terms of that which has reached Tawatur?

Mutawatir is when a narration gains a huge amount of narrators that it being a lie has basically become impossible, in other words there would basically be no doubt in regards to it's authenticity. ...
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What are the terms in which a weak (Da'if) Hadith can be strengthened?

If a narrator is weak in his righteousness (عدالته) the hadith cannot be strengthened, but if the weakness is in a narrator's accurateness (ضبطه) the narration/hadith can be strengthened but under ...
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Should a Hadith from people of Bid'at/innovations be trusted/accepted?

Should a Hadith from someone in the chain of narration (Isnad) who practices a Bid'ah be accepted? I have heard that if it supports what he is practicing of Bid'ah then it is not accepted but if it ...
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Did Bukhari consider narrators who narrate fabricated ahadith as reliable?

It is well-known (among Sunni muslims) that Imam Bukhari was extremely diligent while collecting ahadith, and his criteria are considered among the most stringent (if not the most stringent) in the ...
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What is Al Jarh Wa at-Ta'dil ( الجرح و التعديل )?

What is Al Jarh Wa at-Ta'dil ( الجرح و التعديل )? and what is it's purpose?