Questions tagged [hadith]

A "hadith" is a "saying". When used in the context of Islam, a hadith means "a report of what the Holy Prophet Muhammad said or did on a certain occasion".

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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 the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith? [closed]

I am hoping to seek a final affirmed answer to a question that has plagued me for a long while. Though i cannot claim myself to be a good muslim like most of the people here, i do hope that with your ...
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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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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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Is man torso/chest/trunk awrah?

It is always stated in islamic sites etc that men's awrah is from knees to navel. (for example http://islamqa.info/en/34976 ). I have searched hadithes about that, and I have found many hadithes ...
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Will my salah be accepted if I pray at home?

I read a hadith that said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wanted to burn the houses of those who prayed at home. So this indicated that it is wajib to pray in congregation. I also read another hadith that ...
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Is Musnad Ahmed a book of Sahih Ahaadith?

Many muslims are read the Book of Ahaadith in the List of "Sihah Sittah" (The authentic six books of Ahaadith). I want to mention the names of Sihah Sittah which are as following: Sahih Bukhari Sahih ...
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Why isn't it cow meat prohibited when it is said to cause sickness?

I've come across to the following hadith: عليكم بألبان البقر و سمنانها ، و إياكم و لحومها ، فإن ألبانها و سمنانها دواء و شفاء ، و لحومها داء ... The milk of the cow contains healing, its fat is a ...
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Why do the Shi'a have different hadiths?

As is known, there are six major books of ahadith used in Sunni jurisprudence. The Shi'a typically don't treat these collections with such esteem, and instead give preferential treatment to four of ...
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How is the concept of Reincarnation treated in Islam?

I wonder if the concept of Reincarnation has been clearly refused in Qur'an/Islam. If so, in which verse/hadith?
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Is it true that the Prophet forbade writing hadiths?

Is it true that the Prophet forbade to write hadiths? If that so, why are hadith written and consequently there are so many misinterpretations and fake hadiths?
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What exactly are the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim?

I've noticed that this question has never been asked before even if we have posts such as: What are the requirements of a "Sahih" hadith? Which criteria the Rawis(Arabic: 'narrators')...
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Is forced marriage to a religious man allowed?

Assalamu alaikum I have a question regarding this hadith that states: If there comes to you one whose religious commitment and attitude pleases you, then marry [your female relative who is under ...
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According to the Qur'an or Hadith, is it permissible for a Muslim to lie in some circumstances?

According to the Qur'an or Hadith, is it permissible for a Muslim to lie in some circumstances? If so, under what circumstance may a Muslim lie?
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Is forced slavery (cause of rapes) allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question Can slave woman show herself to her master? and although freeing a slave is better(Qur'an 90:13), we all know that slavery is allowed in Islam. And this could be one of the ...
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What is the proof to pray Dzuhur/Asr silently? ALLAH in Al-Quran says 17/110

As-Salaumu Alaykum! Please provide proof from Al-Qur'an and/or reliable hadith to support the instruction to make Dzuhr and Asr prayers silently (without loud recitation of Al-Qur'an). We pray - ...
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Do these hadith discredit all other hadiths? [closed]

Abu Sa'id Khudri reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Do not take down anything from me, and he who took down anything from me except the Qur'an, he should efface that and ...
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Is marriage without a Wali for a divorcee woman valid?

I found recently that all women should have a wali or wakil (lawyer) to represent them during the Nikah otherwise it is not valid. This is my second marriage. Before the marriage, I told him I ...
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Why has black hair dye been singled out?

Why has black hair dye been singled out? I find it confusing because I read in a fatwa that people should not dye their gray hair black to deceive people. That is really confusing because it is ...
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How does the Maliki school make Tasleem at the end of salat?

How do the Malaki school of fiqh (islamic jurisdiction) make the Tasleem at the end of salat? I have heard that if someone was praying with you at your side then you can just say the salams to that ...
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Is al Hakims Hadith collection Al Mustadrak reliable?

Is al Hakims hadith collection Al Mustadrak reliable? I have read on Wikipedia that al dhahabi said it was better if he never complied it and ibn hajar was also dubious about it. al Hakim said about ...
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Forgot I am fasting and realized after eat almost a meal

I started my first day of shawal's 6 days fasting, alhamdulaylah, but in the middle of the morning I totally forgot that I was fasting because I was so busy in the work that I ate at least two bananas,...
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Wearing Ihram from Masjid e 'Aisha while comming from madina to perform Umrah

As Salaam Alaikum Last Thursday i have visited Madina from Riyadh with my Family (Mother, Wife & 3 Childrens with a Friend & Driver) & then we make pray Juma Salah & did Ziyara & ...
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Are these ahadith stating that there are seven Earths?

"Whoever usurps even one span of land of somebody, its depth through the seven earths will be collared to his neck." (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, ‘Book of Oppression.’; sunnah.com) "Whoever takes a piece ...
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What is the Khabar? How is it different than Sira, Akbar, Sunnah, & Hadith in general?

I know this must be a basic question so please forgive my ignorance, but I'm unfamiliar with the textual difference/similarities among the texts. I was able to discern that Khabar means "historical ...
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Correct Way of Shaving Pubic Hair

Assalaamualaikum , we have seen some hadiths on the importance of shaving pubic hair , but what is the right way of doing it? Is it ok if it is cut short with scissors? Narrated By Abu Huraira : I ...
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Is the Hadith about “the prophet sucking on the tongue” true?

I've just came across a comment from a (probably Christian) I recently stumbled upon a Hadith that said this too! Musnad Ahmad 16245—[Mua’wiya said]: I saw the prophet sucking on the tongue or ...
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Where exactly does the Quran or Hadith say that picture making is a sin?

A brother said that he wants me to show him an exact statement from the Quran or Hadith that stated picture making is a sin, inshaa Allah. Until then, he said he will not believe that it is a sin. Is ...
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Does “he who imitates any people is one of them” mean I'm Chinese?

From Bulugh al-Maram (Book 16, Hadith 1514) (sunnah.com): Ibn ’Umar (RAA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “He who imitates any people (in their actions) is considered to be one ...
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At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away?

At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away ? According to hadith literature it vary between 60 , 63 and 65. Which is the correct age at which Prophet passed away? Age of 60 Bukhari Volume 7, Book ...
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Can we praise other people?

Can we praise other people for their deeds like "Nice work done", or "Hats off, you did a great job today", or even like "You're a very good person" or "you're very intelligent"? Any rulings which ...
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Local moon or international moon?

The month of Ramadan is near, so naturally the subject of the moon arises. Based on hadiths, which moon I need to refer to -- the local or international moon -- for sawm and for eid? For example, if ...
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Does eating camel's meat break the wudu?

In my area, camel's meat is rare. But at the day of Eid, the camel's meat will be imported and I'll be served with that Insha Allah. I heard a friend saying that eating camel's meat will break wudu. ...
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Is there a sect in Islam that follows the the Quran to the exclusion of hadith?

In christianity protestants are Sola scriptura. Is there a similar muslim group who follow the same kind of belief that the Quran is all that needed, and disregard other texts (such as Hadith)?
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Is sujood permissible outside salat when it is only for asking Dua?

Is it permissible to ask dua in state of sujood outside salat? i.e. just for sake of DUA, can we do sujood?
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Why bilal R.A name was not included in the names of ten sahabas to enter paradise?

I have seen a hadith in Sunni references that Abdul Rahman bin `Awf said: The prophet (PBOH) said: Abu Bakr in Paradise Omar in Paradise Uthman in Paradise Ali in Paradise Talha in ...
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Did the Prophet say “lesbianism among women is zina between them”?

From an IslamWeb fatwa: ...At-Tabarani reported in Al-Kabeer, and Abu Ya’la, and As-Suyooti classified it as hasan (good), from Waathilah may Allaah be pleased with him that the Prophet sallallaahu ...
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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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What is the meaning of hadith grading “Sahih in Chain”?

What is the definition and authenticity of a hadith graded "Sahih in Chain" and can it be used as evidence? An example of "Sahih in Chain" being used from Asharis: Assemble is: The different usool ...
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Why are orphans considered orphans when their father dies and not when both their parents die?

The definition of an orphan is: An orphan (from the Greek: ορφανός orphanós) is a child whose parents are dead or have permanently abandoned the child I've seen Islamic websites which say that an ...
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What is the complete reference for Musnad Ahmed Hadith 22978, and any other occurrences?

O people, your Lord is one and your father Adam is one. There is no virtue of an Arab over a foreigner nor a foreigner over an Arab, and neither white skin over black skin nor black skin over ...
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Can Muslim men marry Jewish or Christian women? [duplicate]

I read somewhere (I don't remember) that Muslims can marry Jews and Christians as they are Ahl-al-Kitab (People of Scripture). Please let me know that if it is true for men as per Quran or Hadith. ...
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The Hadith regarding “Ya Sariyya al-jabal”, is it authentic or daif or False

Can anyone please give me the reference/source of the following Hadith and let me know the teaching of it: Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Umar narrates that his father Sayyidina Umar was delivering the ...
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Is Textual Criticism important to Islamic studies?

My background isn't in Islam it is in Christianity. This question has to do with how the fields of study and interpretation differ in their handling of texts. While the terminology I know to ask with ...
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Shape and size of beard in Islam [closed]

I see the question discussed in this site which reveals the reason of growing beard and also the question discussed about importance of beard in islam. I need to clarify some doubts about cutting of ...
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Can I find the text with chain of narrations for the books of Hadith online and in English? [closed]

I want the complete text for the books of Hadith: Sahih Bukhari Sahih Muslim Sunan Abu Dawood Jami al-Tirmidhi Sunan al-Sughra Sunan ibn Majah In English (and arabic). Does such a resource exist ...
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What is the difference between Hadith and Qur'an?

I am learning about Islam and have noticed people mentioning Hadith and Qur'an, I am not entirely sure what if any difference there is between them, for example. Is the Qur'an like the Bible and a ...
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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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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?

According to this hadith: "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and ...
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What are the complete writings of Islam? Qur'an, Hadith, Ahadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, etc? How do they relate to each other? Chart? Map?

This question obviously divulges my lack of knowledge in Islamic texts, but I hope that you wouldn't mind instructing me with general basic info so I can began to learn more about Islam and grow in ...