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What are the requirements of a "Sahih" hadith?

Building off of the answers to this question, what are the requirements for a hadith to be considered "sahih"?
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Can any hadith truly be called sahih anymore?

As is known, the majority of hadith literature available today was compiled well after the death of the prophet, due in part to the nigh-unmanageable number of questionable or downright fabricated ...
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How can I locate and check the authenticity of a hadith

I sometime hear hadith that want to see if they are included in the major hadith collections. Or I want to see who have narrated them and the lines of narrations, how authentic the hadith is ...
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Who decided that the 6 Sahih Hadiths were reliable? [closed]

There are 6 collections of Hadiths that are considered Sahih ("reliable"). I am asking who it was that decided these collections should be Sahih. Furthermore, how did they come to this conclusion? For ...
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Is basing the authenticity of a hadith based on its source even right? [closed]

I always thought that only sahih albukhari and sahih muslim are the only 100% correct sources of hadiths and pretty much ignored other sources until I found this thread: How do we make sure if a ...
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Which hadiths do Muslims find authentic?

Do muslims find Musnad Ahmad and Tafsir ibn Jarir at-Tabari as authentic sources of hadith? I have heard that there are many Daeif hadiths in these sources. Also, do Muslims believe in only the Sahih ...
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How to check authenticity of hadith? [duplicate]

Often I find a lay person dispensing hadith with no context or reference to back up its authenticity. How can I check a hadith for it's pretty authenticity?
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Trusted/Authentic Hadith?

What constitutes trusted hadith? How does Islam distinguish between trusted and untrusted hadith? Is there a difference between hadith accepted by Sunni and Shia? Forgive me if these are basic ...
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Believing in Hadith

Muslims believe in the Quran, that it's the very words of Allah, and that it's Him who protect it. Now my question is whether the Islamic hadith and, in particular, those compiled in Saih Bukhari, are ...
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Can this be called a Hadith?

The following link quotes a snippet: A young boy had a dream; ‘In the dream, I saw myself in a huge, flat area. I saw an army mounted on white horses moving towards me. All of them were wearing ...