Questions tagged [authenticity]

Use this tag if you have a statement and want to check its authenticity

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Why are hadith considered an authoritative source in Islam when they are not protected from corruption?

I was curious to know why people give citation from hadith? I have no intention to say that any of the hadith is false. The Quran will surely not be changed but like the other books changed, can't ...
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Why Islam contradicts with Quran about the authenticity of Bible?

Why Islam contradicts itself with Quran about the authenticity of Bible? The Qur'an affirms that Allah revealed His word to previous prophets and messengers in the form Torah (Pentateuch), Zabur (...
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How can we trust the authenticity of the Koran and of Muhammad?

In the early dark ages, when most of the people were illiterate and weak - and also deeply superstitious, the powerful and strong kings and warlords were able to influence them in any way they wanted. ...
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What was al-Albani's methodology for authenticating ahadith?

Often, I see ahadith cited, especially from those major collections other than the sahihain, with their authenticity graded by al-Albani. From perusing his selected bibliography on Wikipedia, I can ...
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Is there any authentic hadith that the complete Salawat is “ اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد” ? (Sunni view)

I know it is the belief of Shia that we must recite the complete Salawat (صلوات) as follow: اللهم صل علی محمد و آل محمد It is factually a formula of praise and greetings to Allah (The ...
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What is the authenticity of the du'a “O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha‘baan, and let us reach Ramadan”?

Many Muslim scholars or at least Imams of Jumu'ah prayer use to say this du'a (supplication): O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha‘baan, and let us reach Ramadan اللهم بارك لنا في رجب وشعبان ...
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Which part of the Christian Bible is corrupted?

I have met few Muslims who always tell me that the Christian Bible is corrupted. They say that the Torah was revealed by Allah to Jews and New Testament to Christians. Is this correct? If so, which ...
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Has anybody ever compiled a book of Shia authentic Hadiths?

I am not referring to old books but any book that has been written in the last century. Every time I try to understand Shia beliefs from Hadiths I get faced by their claims that not all their Hadiths ...
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Is this a authentic hadith, “Seek Knowledge even if you have to travel to China”?

The above hadith is often quoted to emphasis gaining of knowledge other than Islamic knowledge because at that time, China did not have Islam but the hadith says so. I have heard this may not be ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith “if you eat meat for 40 days, those qualities will come within you”?

In my answer to How often should we eat meat?, I quote two ahadith which I'm unsure about their reliability. The second is “At one time the Rasul of Allah said to his cousin ‘Ali, ‘O ‘Ali, you ...
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Is this hadith about wasting water by ibn Majah authentic?

Do not waste water, even if you perform your ablution on the banks of an abundantly-flowing river -Ibn Majah Is this hadith authentic? if it is not authentic, should Muslims still act on it?
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Is this hadith is authentic? “All the sins of my followers will be forgiven except those of the mujahirin…”

I read this hadith from a website. Please tell me a place where I can search for this hadith's classification. Narrated Abu Huraira: "I heard Allah's Apostle saying. "All the sins of my ...
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Are the “half your deen” hadiths authentic?

Question: Are the "half your deen" hadiths authentic? I hear it quoted often. For example: Narrated by Anas ibn Malik, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “When a man marries he has ...
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Is it mentioned why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?

In Islam it is believed that the Bible was revealed by God but was then corrupted by man. Does Islam provide an account of why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?
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Is Sahih al-Bukhari considered as 100% authentic by Sunni scholars?

I think there are some Hadith in this book are not compatible with Quran. Also I think this is not a logic term to say "Sahih Bukhari is Sahih (authentic) because its name is Sahih" Bukhari was an ...
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Source and authentication of “Jihad Will Be Performed Until The Coming of the Hour”

الجهاد ماض إلى قيام الساعة Jihad Will Be Performed Until The Coming of the Hour Where is this hadith from and what is the authenticity of this hadith?
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Is this hadith authentic? “Only an honorable man treats women with honor and integrity…”

I've seen this hadith (in meme form) on the Internet: Version 1: Only an honorable man treats women with honor & integrity. And only a mean, deceitful and dishonest man humiliates and insults ...
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Can anyone comment this hadith?

سبعة لا ينظرالله إليهم يوم القيامة ولا يزكيهم، ويقول: ادخلوا النار مع الداخلين: الفاعل والمفعول به، والناكح يده، وناكح البهيمة، وناكح المرأة في دبرها، وجامع بين المرأة وابنتها، والزاني بحليلة جاره، ...
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Is the hadith “Allah has chosen the Arabs above others” reliable, and how does it not contradict “no virtue for an Arab over a non-Arab”?

The Reliance of the Traveller, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, states in the context of marriage: m4.2 The following are not suitable matches for one another: (1) ...
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What is the source of this hadith about Abu Hurairah (RA)?

I was recently answering a question about Abu Hurairah (RA), and I found the following hadith on sunnahonline.com: Zayd bin Thabit reported, “Abu Huraira, another friend, and I were praying in the ...
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Are there narration chains for the coccyx/tailbone hadith that don't go through Abu Hurairah?

There are a large number of versions of the below-listed hadith relating to the coccyx/tailbone which are all attributed to Abu Hurairah. Question: Are there narration chains for the coccyx/tailbone ...
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Authenticity of the prophets?

I have a question regarding the authenticity of the prophets. I do not mean to offend anyone, I’m just asking this to clear my own mind. How can we verify the prophets were truly sent by God, when ...
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Is this hadith aunthentic? “…so seek treatment (of illness) but do not treat (illness) with anything that is haraam.”

It was narrated that Abu’d-Darda’ said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah has sent down the disease and the remedy, and He has created a remedy for ...
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Proof that Quran in the form of book today is the same what was revealed to Holy Prophet PBUH [duplicate]

What proof a Muslim can give to a non muslim that the book that is available today is the same as what was revealed to Holy Prophet PBUH, without any alternation?
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Is this Seal of Prophethood hadith authentic?

Is this hadith authentic: Shama'il Muhammadiyah » Seal Of Nubuwwah (Prophethood) Of Rasoolullah 'Ilbaa bin Ahmar Al-yashkari says that the Sahaabi, Abu Zayd 'Amr bin Akhtab Al-Ansaari ...
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Challenge of the quran [duplicate]

“If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our Messenger, then produce one chapter like it, call upon all your helpers, besides Allah, if you are truthful.” Surah al-Baqarah (The Heifer) 2: 23. ...
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Source for “The believer feels at ease with people and they feel at ease with him”?

Today in the Friday sermon I've heard the following expression which is apparently a part of a hadith on the authority of Jabir () saying: "The believer feels at ease with people and they feel at ...
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Authenticity of Kanz al-Ummal?

Is Kanz al-Ummal byAli ibn Abd-al-Malik al-Hindi a authentic hadith collection? How many weak ahadiths does it have?
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How reliable is the quote “70 sins between you and [Allah] is much lighter than… just one sin between you and the people” by Sufyan al-Thawri?

A WordPress blog makes this quote (citing this source, in Arabic, so I can't read it): وقال سفيان الثوري: إنك أن تلقى الله عز وجل بسبعين ذنباً فيما بينك وبينه أهون عليك من أن تلقاه بذنب واحد فيما ...
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Authenticity of statement attributed to Abu Bakr: “If I had one foot in paradise, I would still fear Allah's deception”

Is this narration authentic found in "Successors of the Messenger" by Khalid Muhammad Khalid, p. 70: "Abu Bakr said if I had one By Allah! I would not feel safe from the deception of Allah, even if I ...
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On the longevity of prophets?

I've heard various accounts that various prophets were extremely long lived. For instance a brother at my mosque told me that Moses was ~1200 years old, and had been a prophet for ~300. I've never ...
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Hadith: I don't eat until I'm hungry

Is this hadith present in Sahih hadith books? (My Google search did not find it, but it could be due to English wording.)
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Is the Hadith about the ink of the scholar being holier than the blood of the martyr authentic?

The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr. Is this hadith authentic?? I learn it's from jami al sagheer
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What is an example of a hadith that is sahih in chain but not sahih in content?

There are two main aspects of a hadith that make reliable (sahih): its narrator chain (sanad) and its content (matn). See Hadith studies at Wikipedia. Question: What is an example of a hadith that ...
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Is there an authentic hadith where a woman is forbidden from leaving the house while her father dies, but they're forgiven for her obedience?

From ImamReza.net we have the following hadith (listed as by Hojjat al-Islam Shaykh Husain Ansariyan): Imam Sadiq said: One of the men from the Helpers (Ansar) went on a trip and ordered his wife ...
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Is the hadith “He who loves kafirs, he shall be resurrected with them” authentic?

Is this hadith authentic? من هوي الكفرة حشر معهم ولا ينفعه عمله شيئاً كنز العمال , مؤسسة الرساله, بيروت He who loves [i.e., bears affinities to / is infatuated by / is fond of / admires ...
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Did Uthman read the whole Quran in one rakah?

Today I heard someone saying that Uthman ibn Affan read the whole Quran in one rakah and this verse from Surah Az-Zumar was about him: Quran 39:9 أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ آنَاءَ اللَّيْلِ ...
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Talking during intercourse inherits aphonia and looking at genitalia inherits blindness?

Narrated by Abi Hurairah that the prophet PBUH said: If one of you got engaged in intercourse, they shouldn't look at the genital for that inherits blindness, and not talk too much for that inherits ...
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Is this hadith authentic? “Alcohol itself is prohibited and intoxication in every other beverage.”

I saw this hadith quoted by Mufti Ebrahim Desai in an AskImam.com fatwa 6408: Furthermore, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, 'Alcohol itself is prohibited and intoxication in every ...
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Is this hadith about Greater Jihad authentic?

I have been looking for an answer to my question here What is the proof that spiritual struggle is greater jihad? I come across this hadis in different places with different words, with no indication ...
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Is there a hadith “Allah … commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes …” and is it reliable?

The Reliance of the Traveller, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller) in Section r40.1 quotes a fatwa (كفُّ الرَّعَاع عن محرَّمات اللهو والسَّمَاع Kaff al-ra'a' 'an muharramat ...
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Authentic source for two narrations involving Prophet Abraham

Are there any authentic sources for the following narrations? (The details may vary): One morning an old man appeared on a camel. Abraham was happy. He invited the old man to his home to eat with him ...
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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the one who disdains prayers

Is this Hadith authentic? منكر أو تارك الصلاة يعاقبه الله خمس عشرة عقوبة 6 أثناء حياته و3 حين الموت و3 في القبر و3 يوم القيامة The one who disdains the prayers will receive fifteen punishments ...
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Hadith about fears of the hypocrites who argue using the Quran giving wrong interpretations?

أَنَّ أَخْوَفَ مَا أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ ثَلَاثٌ : جِدَالُ مُنَافِقٍ بِالْقُرْآنِ ، وَزَلَّةُ عَالِمٍ ، وَدُنْيَا تَقْطَعُ أَعْنَاقَكُمْ The greatest fear that I have for you are three: The ...
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What is the classification of the hadith “seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim”?

This hadith popped up on my Facebook feed in meme form, and I was thinking about sharing it, but I should fact check first: I found that this hadith from Sunan Ibn Majah is listed as da'if (weak) at ...
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Is the hadith “Mary mother of Jesus, will be one of my wives” authentic?

I have read some hadiths that the Prophet Muhammad will marry Mary, the mother of Jesus, in heaven (and the wife of Pharaoh) are these authentic? I couldn't find the exact reference only to the books ...
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Is the hadith “two things of your world were made lovely to me, perfume and women” authentic?

Is this hadith authentic? Two things of your world were made lovely to me, perfume and women; and the coolness of my eyes is in prayer.
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Is the hadith “He who doesn't ask Allah, he gets angry at him” authentic?

I asked a question regarding that hadith and some say it is and some say it is not authentic. But, good websites like islamqa.com and other hadiths uses that hadith and if they use that hadith ...
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When should one stand during Iqama ? From the beginning or from qad qāmat aṣ-ṣalāh?

When should we (muqtadi) stand up during Iqama (the second call to prayers)? Some people sit on the saff till "qad qāmat aṣ-ṣalāh" is said. I found a Hadith Which says: The Messenger of Allah (Allah ...
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Is this hadith authentic? “He who makes wudu… and prays two rak'at, Allah will grant him whatever he may pray for…”

Recently I have found out in some articles about a hadith that says, (I'm quoting it the same way as they are quoted in the articles), Ahmad has on sound authority reported from Abu Darda that the ...