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In the history of hadith sciences, who was the first scholar to grade an isnad? When was the first use of the concept?

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  • you want to know when the first chain was written or when the first chain was graded?
    – Hisham
    Sep 26, 2022 at 19:48
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    @Hisham I want to know the origin of the concept that hadith could be evaluated by analyzing their chains of transmission.
    – Davir Lun
    Sep 26, 2022 at 19:56
  • I would imagine thats something that was invented when the first humans listened to the first liar among them
    – Hisham
    Sep 26, 2022 at 20:13
  • @Hisham Who was the first Islamic scholar to judge hadith by this concept?
    – Davir Lun
    Sep 26, 2022 at 20:40
  • The concept was already suggested by the prophet himself and the qur'an tells to check the verity of statements. Further the need for this came when people started fabricating hadith and spreading it to people who didn't have an expertise on the topic.
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:35

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