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علم الرجال refers to "Criticism of Hadeeth narrators الجرح والتعديل " studies and evaluates the accreditation of Hadeeths and their narrators.

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Is there a Shia book that analyses all Sunni hadeeth or raavi (narrator of hadees)

Asalam-o-alekum, Is there any Shia book which analyses individual hadees in Sunni's 6 books and has some comments like whether this hadees is acceptable by Shia scholars or not? And similarly is there ...
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What are the full names of the two sufyans in this oral chain: Imam Ahmad < Wakee < Sufyan and Abdurrahman < Sufyan < Abi Zubayr < Jabir < The Prophet

In the book titled: مسند أحمد - ط الرسالة [ Maktaba Shamela ] I found this chain quoted: Wakee' < Sufyan and Abdurrhaman < Sufyan < Abi Zubayr < Jabir < The Messenger of Allah [ ...
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What Is The Status Of Narrator Minhal Ibn Amr? Did Scholars Really Rejected His Narrations?

Salam Brothers, I would like to know what is the status of narrator Minhal Ibn Amr. I have read somewhere that he was a Shia, but still many Sunni scholars accepted his narrations. However, is it true ...
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How can scholars of Jarh and ta'adil be certain about the identity of a narrator?

Usually if you check a narrator chain -as a layman- you will find something like: Abu Yusuf has narrated from 'Abdullah ibn Sa'id who heard Muhammad ibn al-Qassim who heard abu Hurrairah ...This is ...
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What are the terms of that which has reached Tawatur?

Mutawatir is when a narration gains a huge amount of narrators that it being a lie has basically become impossible, in other words there would basically be no doubt in regards to it's authenticity. ...
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Should a Hadith from people of Bid'at/innovations be trusted/accepted?

Should a Hadith from someone in the chain of narration (Isnad) who practices a Bid'ah be accepted? I have heard that if it supports what he is practicing of Bid'ah then it is not accepted but if it ...
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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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Why Did Yahya Bin Sa'eed Declare Dhahak Bin Muzahim As A Weak Narrator Of Hadith?

Dhahak Bin Muzahim is one of the most reliable narrators who has narrated many narrations in many hadith collections. He has been declared a strong narrator by many hadith scholars. He is one of the ...
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Is there a scale or classification for scholars and their qualification of hadith narrators?

Often when a question about the authenticity or a qualification of a hadith is asked I find scholars quoting that scholar A considered the narrator X as fine, while scholar B considered him as da'if ...
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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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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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What Is The Status Of The Narration That says "If Jesus (Alaihisalam) were Alive..."? [duplicate]

The excerpt says that this was supposedly authenticated hy Imam Ibn Qayyim in his work called Madarijus Salikin. Is this true?
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What Is The Status Of Khalid Bin Yazeed Ansari As A Hadith Narrator?

I am trying to verify the authenticity of a hadith that has been transmitted through the following chain of narrators:- Khalid bin Yazeed Ansari <= Ibn Abi Zi’b <= Nafee <= Ibn Omar <= ...
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How did Bukhari verify the birth/death dates of narrators

One aspect of authenticating a hadith is to make sure that there is a continuous chain of narrators. So this means looking at biographies of the narrators to find out when they were born and when they ...
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Authenticity Of A Narration That Says That Prophet (Sallallahu'alaihiwassalam) Used To Visit His Wives Equally?

I know there are many Sahih narrations that say that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu'alaihiwassalam) used to visit his wives equally. However, my question in here is about this particular Hadith with ...
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Who is Mudallis narrator ? Is the narrator "Nafi Bin Mehmood Bin Al-rabi Al-Ansari " is Mudallis?

My Question is basically on a hadith of " Sunan Abi Dawood " ( سنن ابی داؤد ) Hadith No. 824 Translation of Hadith : (Abi Dawood 824):: "Nafib. Mahmudb. Al-Rabi Al-Ansari said: “Ubadah ...
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Is there an explanation how abu Hurairah managed to narrate more than 5K hadith?

Abu Hurairah أبو هريرة () certainly is a sahabi on which there's a big dispute among the Muslim scholars in first place the shi'a and sunni scholars. One of the main issues is the fact that this ...
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Sa'eed Bin Mansur: A weak narrator in Sahih Muslim?

Salam Guys! Sa'eed Bin Mansur can be found in Sahih Muslim 1350c, 2382b, 1252a, etc. He is also found in narrations that are present in other collections like Sunan Abu Dawud, Adab Al-Mufrad, Musnad ...
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Where Can I Find This Report Of Sayyidah Aisha (Radhi'allahu'anha) In Sahih Ibn Hibban?

The author Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid at Islamqa.info in Fatwa # 3801 has stated the following:- Al-Bukhaari reported in his Saheeh (no. 250) that ‘Aa’ishah said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of ...
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What is the authenticty of the following Asbab-ul-Nuzul's Narration?

Holy Koran says, Therefore woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, “This is from Allah” [2:79] According to Asbab-ul-Nuzul, there is a narration that says that Jews ...
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Status of narrations that come from Al-A'mash through Minhal ibn Amr

Salam Guys, I would request my readers to not to mark this question as duplicate. This question is a bit different from the previous question I asked about narrator Minhal Ibn Amr. My question is ...
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How are fabricated hadiths exposed?

If a person with a seemingly good character falsified a hadith by writing the names of people who have passed away (in the chain before him), and if those people lived in the same area and lived at ...
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Where is the chain of narrators for this narration?

ووقف عمر بن الخطاب- وقد أخرأه الخبر عن وعيه- يقول: إن رجالا من المنافقين يزعمون أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم توفي، وإن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما مات، لكن ذهب إلى ربه كما ذهب موسى بن عمران، ...
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Where is the full narrators for the narration that says that Jesus (AS) will die in later days?

I need the full chain of narrators for the following narration:- It is narrated from Ibn Abbas about the Ayah “I’ll take you and raise you”; “It means I’ll raise you then will cause you to die near ...
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Is the narrator "Maslama bin Abdullah bin Urwa" the same person who is "Maslama bin Abdullah Juhani"?

Maslamah bin Abdullah bin Urwa is a narrator who is found in Tabaqat al-Kubra 2/271 here:- al-maktaba.org/book/9351/2582#p1 A similar narrator with a slightly different name is also mentioned in Sunan ...
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What Is The Status Of The Narrator Maslamah bin Abdullah bin Urwa (مَسْلَمَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ)?

مَسْلَمَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ Is he a trustworthy narrator?
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Did The Sahaba Prayed To The Prophet instead of Allah?

An Islamophobic website cites the following narration to prove that the Sahaba prayed to the Prophet instead of Allah. They attack Islam in such a way. The following are some of the narrations they ...
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Did The Narrator Ad-Dhahak Ever Met Ibn Abbas In His Lifetime?

I have read some controversial views about the meeting of Ad-Dhahak and Ibn Abbas. In one source, Ad-Dahak explicitly denies ever narrating anything from Ibn Abbas. Some people cite Tafsir Ibn Kathir ...
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Did Ibn Hajar Really Rejected The Narrations of Al-Amash through Abu Muawiyyah bin Abdur Rahman?

Al-Amash is a reliable narrator who is found in Bukhari HERE. However, I have read in an online source that Ibn Hajar has rejected the narrations of Al-Amash in which he quoted Abu Muawiyyah bin Abdur ...
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Hasan vs Hasan Sahih [duplicate]

What is the difference between Hassan and Hassan Sahih Hadith? I have seen this many times wheb I read the Books like Abu-Dawood or Ibne Maja that Albani said Hassan or Hassan Sahih about the hadith. ...
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Who is Abu Zinad and Al-Araj in Imam Malik's Muwatta?

In a few narrations in Imam Malik's muwatta, a sanad from Malik to Abu Hurayra, through Abu Zinad and al-Araj, is present. An example is hadith 66 in book 2: وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ أَبِي ...
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Is being a sunni or having sunni toughts a reason not to be reliable as a hadith narrator (shi'a hadith)?

Even if the Sahihs of al-Bukhari and Muslim are sunni hadith compilations and certainly in other more or less known hadith compilations of sunni scholars. Some of the narrators in their narrator ...
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How to interprete the "tabaqat الطبقات" categories in books on Jarh wa Ta'adil

Usually in books of jarh wa ta'adil scholars classify narrators in so called tabaqat الطبقات which seem to be some kind of categories or division for narrators. I found it strange that two people who ...
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Who is the first person in the Muwatta?

In the Muwatta of Imam Malik, some ahadith start with "XXX related to me from Malik" - Who is this "me" that's narrating? Others start with "XXX related to me from YYY" with no mention of Malik. ...
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How can one check isnad?

To verify the hadith one have to verify isnad. My question is how to check Isnad? mean to say is there any early book of Islam (Authentic) in which the series of connection between narrator are ...
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Is there any evidence to support that Abu Hurraira's sheer number of narrations is not feasible?

The following question Is there an explanation how abu Hurairah managed to narrate more than 5K hadith? is requesting for an explanation about how he was able to manage such a large number of ...
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What is Al Jarh Wa at-Ta'dil ( الجرح و التعديل )?

What is Al Jarh Wa at-Ta'dil ( الجرح و التعديل )? and what is it's purpose?
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What exactly is tadlees?

I'd like to get a good/full definition of tadlees: This means a clear definition of the meaning. If there are different kinds/levels I'd like to know the impact of the kind of tadlees on the ...
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What are the procedures that should be taken when trying to identify a fabricated Hadith?

When trying to look to see if a Hadith is Fabricated, one looks at two aspects The narrator The narration/the actual Hadith/The Matan So when looking at the narrator, what are we looking for? ...
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Status of al Waqidi as a narrator?

I know there is a lot of criticism for Al-Waqidi by the scholars and muhadditheen (scholars of hadith). They accuse him of being a liar and unreliable. But some scholars say he is trustworthy, such as ...
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Four untrustworthy hadith narrators of hadith said by al Nasa'i?

assalaam alaykum I came across this statement by al Nasa'i where he mentions 4 people known to fabricate ahadeeths. Is he referring to Ibn Sa'd al-Baghdadi and number 4? (Muhammad bin Sa'id Syria?? ...
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On what basis are the Sahaba considered trustworthy narrators of Hadeeth?

In the course of evaluating a Hadeeth's authenticity, scholars of Hadeeth have to investigate each person in its chain(s) of narrators for two things: The trustworthiness of their character/...
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What criteria do Rawis ('narrators') of sahih hadith have to fulfil? [duplicate]

What criteria do Rawis (Arabic for 'narrators') of sahih hadith have to fulfil? As far as I know, there are six or seven requirements, starting with being adult and mentally fit.
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Did Bukhari consider narrators who narrate fabricated ahadith as reliable?

It is well-known (among Sunni muslims) that Imam Bukhari was extremely diligent while collecting ahadith, and his criteria are considered among the most stringent (if not the most stringent) in the ...
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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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What are the terms in which a weak (Da'if) Hadith can be strengthened?

If a narrator is weak in his righteousness (عدالته) the hadith cannot be strengthened, but if the weakness is in a narrator's accurateness (ضبطه) the narration/hadith can be strengthened but under ...
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Who is Muhammad bin Abi Muhammad (محمد بن أبي محمد)?

In the sanad (chain of narrators) of Hadith #16620 in Attabari, one of the narrators is Muhammad bin Abi Muhammad (محمد بن أبي محمد), I would like to know who is he? what scholars have said in regards ...
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Did al-Bukhari and Muslim always follow their so called conditions?

In my answer on What are the terms of that which has reached Tawatur? I've tried to address the topic of the conditions of al.-Bukhari and Muslim. I've also posted a related question: What exactly ...
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Is the term sighaar as-Sahaba agreed upon among hadith scholars?

Often we find in books of hadith scholars and historians (biographers) the expression that a certain narrator was among sighar as-Sahaba صغار الصحابة (maybe one could translate it small Sahabi). From ...
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Do scholars of hadith science treat all the ahadith the same way?

It is wide spread that one may refer to da'if ahadith on topics that are neither about halal and haram nor fiqh nor 'aqidah ... (basically anything related to rulings). For example when it comes to ...