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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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