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How do we make sure if a Hadith is sahih or fake?

What are the techniques for distinguishing sahih and fake Hadiths? What should we do when we hear a new Hadith? Should we immediately accept it as sahih until someone proves that it was fake, or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is this hadith about remedies of every disease sahih?

The hadith: 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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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 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 there a narration about the following story related to the Day of Judgement?

It goes along the lines of what is mentioned in a lecture and on the internet, which is not the Hadith mentioned in Sahih Muslim (190a), but is still somehow similar to this following narration (if it ...
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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 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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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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What are the authentic supplications (A'dyiah) and rememberances (Adhkar) at Fajr, A'sr and Maghrib?

Which Ahadith and references from the scholars could be provided to answer this question? - I will post an answer to this question - Square brackets [ ] are additions or/and individual changes (for ...
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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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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) a non-...
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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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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 the hadith of the camel that complained its owner to the prophet authentic?

Is there anywhere in the hadith where rasulallah had a dialogue with a camel and the camel complain to rasulallah about its master always sleeping and not performing isha prayers therefore it does not ...
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Are these ahadith about the Prophet liking women, perfume and food authentic?

Are the following narrations from Ibn Sa'd authentic please can you clarify? The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: "I like not from worldly life but perfumes and women." (Ibn Sa'...
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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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Is there any basis for the saying that 'Zamzam well will never dry out'?

I have seen many claims about how the Zamzam well will never dry out. But, is there any backup for this from the Qur'an and Sunnah, implicit or explicit?
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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 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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Is this description of God by Ali regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims?

I stumbled upon this description of Allah by 'Ali bin Abi Talib and wanted to know if it is regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims: Imam 'Ali bin Abi Talib, the great jurist, said the following in ...
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Hadith about marrying off a slave girl without her consent

So I read this article on Wikipedia which says According to a hadith, a master could marry off a female slave without her consent Is this claim correct or not because I haven’t heard about this ...
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Hadith for Allah's love 70 times better than mother's love

I heard more times in bayans especially during Ramadhan that Allah(Sub)'s love is 70 times more than a mother's love to her children. Is there any hadith with these wordings, ie, 70 times? I ...
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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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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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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

In this hadith of the pond of Khumm, it shows that Ali is shown to be said that he is the master of whom the Prophet was the master of: O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that ...
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Did the Prophet (SAW) have a sex slave?

It was narrated from Anas, that the Messenger of Allah had a female slave with whom he had intercourse, but 'Aishah and Hafsah would not leave him alone until he said that she was forbidden for him. ...
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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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Is there an authentic hadith to the effect of "If Fatima suffers, I also suffer. Don't you ever marry anyone but Fatima"?

M. Arnez, Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change, J. Islamic Studies, 2010 (doi), p. 83 describes how Siti Musdah Mulia, an Indonesian women's rights activist, uses ...
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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 about Muhammad embracing and kissing Zayd authentic?

Is this hadith authentic? Narrated Aisha Zayd ibn Harithah came to Medina when Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) was in my house. When he came to him and knocked at the door Allah's Messenger ...
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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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What is the authenticity of the hadith that if Moses and Jesus were alive they would have to follow the prophet?

Can someone check the authenticity and translation for this narration: “If Moses and Jesus were alive, they would have had no choice but to follow me.” (Tafsir Ibni Kathir, Under the Verse ‘Mithaqun-...
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