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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is it necessary for Muslim males to wear cloths that which show up the skin above the ankles?

We hear it very commonly that according to Islam, it is necessary for males to keep your pants (or whatever you are wearing on your lower body) above your ankles. i.e., it should not be hanging below ...
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Is wearing ring a sunnah for men?

Is wearing ring a Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) for men? If yes: What are the etiquettes in that(ie,which type of ring, in which hand, in which finger...)? If NO: Why many of the muslim ...
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How can the Hadith be reliable when Sunnis and Shia follow different points of reference?

To my knowledge, 'Sunni' and 'Shia' are not so much 'religious' sects as both agree and follow the Quran-- their differences stem from historical legacy and as a result of historical legacy, a ...
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What are the requirements for the acceptance of a hadith from a narrator?

I know that there are requirements that those who collected ahadith like Bukhari and others to ensure the authenticity of a hadith and accept it. For example, I hear often that the one giving the ...
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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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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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Why are dogs as pets considered haram? [duplicate]

I understand that dogs are considered haram, but what is the possible reason behind this? I found the following quotes and others related to it might exists but I want to know what is the reasoning ...
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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 does Islam say about cloning (in biology)?

Cloning is a wider term than what people normally think. What I am interested in is specifically the biological cloning as defined below: From Wikipedia: Cloning in biotechnology refers to ...
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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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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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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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Teachers hitting children?

Are teachers allowed to hit children according to Islam? In the passed, when I was very little, my parents used to send me to Quranic class. I noticed that teachers would hit the students for many ...
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What is the Sunnah in drinking Zam-Zam water?

According to the Sunnah what's the etiquette of drinking Zam-Zam water? For example, do we have to sit, stand, etc.?
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Shia view about three righteous caliphs (Other than Ali R.A.)

There is a Sahih Hadith stating the names of ten (10) people who the Prophet (SA) stated that they will be in Paradise. These names include the names of four righteous caliphs, Abu Bakar RA, Umer RA, ...
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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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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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Would we go blind if we look up to the sky in Salat?

There are Ahadith which mentions the Prophet (May Peace and Blessings be upon Him) saying that those who look up at the sky during salat will have their sight taken from them. Some books in which ...
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Who has defined the law of Sahih, Hasan, Daef and Mawdu Hadees

Please if anyone can elaborate who has made the law of Sahih, Hasan, Daef AND Mawdu Hadees and who has said to follow only Sahih Hadees and leave all the other types of Hadees. Regards, Mush
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Does the Quran always override the Hadiths?

It is said that the Quran contains no errors and is the direct word of Allah, flawless until the end of time. The Hadith are not always right, hence why it's become the lifetime work by many scholars ...
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What is Hadith Qudsi?

Can anyone elaborate on Hadith Qudsi ? What I know is that they are considered as the Word of God expressed in Muhammad's Words
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Reference of hadith in Musnad Ahmed which states the wearing taweez/amulet is shirk?

What is the complete reference including volume and hadith number for hadith that states wearing amulet is shirk in Musnad Ahmed? From Wikipedia: "An amulet is an object whose most important ...
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Would Allah ever decrease our good deeds?

According to Surah Muhammad Verse 35: "So do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of [the reward of] your deeds." - Quran 47:35 But ...
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Is there advice on what a woman should do during pregnancy?

Women are a bit more concerned about their daily tasks during pregnancy since their actions would affect their child in many ways. Is there anything on this matter in Quran and Ahadith?
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Can I use a miswaak while fasting?

Some brothers told me not to use miswaak after Zuhar up to Ifthar. But, some brothers told that it is permissible to use. Can I use a miswaak while fasting?
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Authenticity and meaning of Hadeeth Saqalein (ثقلین)?

Sahih Muslim Book 31, Number 5920: Yazid b. Hayyan reported, I went along with Husain b. Sabra and 'Umar b. Muslim to Zaid b. Arqam and, as we sat by his side, Husain said to him: Zaid. you ...
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What is the authentic hadith about reciting 1000 ayats of Qur'an in Qiyaam?

Recently, I heard the imam of a masjid say that they're planning to plow through 1000 ayaat of Qur'an during a certain night of laylatu-al-qadar because of a hadith that specifically mentions reciting ...
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Which source says the Prophet left behind the Quran and Sunnah in his last sermon?

I have read that in his last sermon, Muhammad (PBUH) mentioned the Quran and Sunnah. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never ...
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Red color clothes for men in Islam

I heard in a bayan that Red colour clothes are only permitted for women and not for men in Islam. Is it correct? If yes, I need hadith source for this. What about Pink, Rose, light and dark ...
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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 hadith mentions the ten companions (al-'Ashara al-Mubashara) in Jannah?

I have read somewhere that Prophet (SAW) himself told the good news to ten (10) of his companions that they will have a place in Jannah. These ten companions are called al-'Ashara al-Mubashara (العشرة ...
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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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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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Is it permissible to just listen to the sound of porn?

Would it be halal if I just listened to it without masturbating or fantasizing about it? Please mention verses from Quran and Hadith, not just your personal opinion.
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Is it mandatory (Fard) for a man to go to masjid for all 5 prayers?

Asalam alaykum, I wonder if there is specific Hadith / Quran verses stated that Muslim men are mandatory to attend masjid for the five times prayer? What if you are not able to? What are the ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith about Assufyani?

The hadith is in Al-Hakim, and Mustadrak, by Ali may Allah be pleased with him. It basically says that the sufyani will be descendant of Khalid bin Yazid bin Abi Sfyan, he will emerge in Damascus, and ...
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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 it blasphemy to question Islam?

Salam, I'm Muslim, I've always been curious with a lot of imaginations, questions about everything (religions, music, mathematics..etc) even if I'm not as smart as 90% of people I know, they are AWAY ...
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Is the hadith "true scholars are those who speak... the truth against tyrant rulers" sahih?

While reading a Turkish text, I saw an unreferenced hadith, which can be translated to English like this: True scholars are those who speak the right and the truth against tyrant rulers without ...
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Are ahadith generally considered to be paraphrased?

While there are different readings of the Qur'an (see What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran? and Examples of verses of the Qur'an with two different readings?), they are consistent with one ...
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Is it permissible for Muslim men to wear silver chains?

I would like to wear silver chain. Is it permissible for Muslim men to wear silver chains? If it is haram please give me a proof of it being so from hadith.
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How many ahad hadith are there in Sahih Bukhari?

Ahad hadith - hadith narrated by only one narrator some scholars claim there are around 5000 ahad hadiths out of 7200+ hadiths. How many ahad hadiths there in Sahih al-Bukhari? If no exact number ...
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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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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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