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Arabic: علم مصطلح الحديث is the science of the terminology of hadith including both the content and narrator chain. Use it if you want a definition of related terms.

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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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How do we call a hadith which a sahabi has narrated on the authority of another sahabi?

I'm sure that the sahaba were used to remind each other of the teachings of our Prophet (), so it could certainly be that Sahabi A has witnessed the Prophet doing or saying something, while Sahabi B ...
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What is the status of multiple hadiths that are sahih mursal?

If there was a hadith that is narrated through only mursal chains, would it still be considered authentic if many of those chains were sahih?
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