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Questions tagged [uloom-al-hadith]

The hadith sciences ('Ilm al-Hadith, علم الحديث) refer to those studies which investigate and determine the authenticity of any given hadith and those which explain a hadith and search in the meanings of it's words and so on.

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Which hadith is this?

Muslim (315) narrated that Thawbaan, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: I was standing beside the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of ...
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Sahih Bukhari, Vol.6, Book 60, hadith 7

And if a man's discharge proceeded that of the woman, then the child resembles the father, and if the woman's discharge proceeded that of the man, then the child resembles the mother." Okay, isn'...
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Wrong explanation about science by Prophet Muhammad

This is the hadith:- Hadith حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، حَدَّثَنَا عَفَّانُ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، حَدَّثَنَا ثَابِتٌ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، وَهِشَامُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ،...
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What are the names of Shia hadeeth books?

Asalam-o-alekum, I need the names of hadeeth books acceptable by Shia scholars. Also want to know if their Arabic version and Urdu/English translation is available on PDF. Also I need book which has ...
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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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Collection of ahadith arranged according to sahabi from whom the hadith is narrated

I once came across the name of a collection of ahadith which had ahadith ordered by the sahabi from whom the hadith was narrated, so that all the ahadith narrated from one sahabi were listed first, ...
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Most hadith scholars had deep knowledge in hadith, why they quoted da'if narrations in their compilations then?

Most hadith scholars such as imam Ahmad, abu Dawod, an-Nasa-i (who has been said to reach the level of al-Bukhari and having even reached a higher level than Muslim -see the later quot from a-Dhahabi'...
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What is the difference between Sunan an-Nasa-i al-Kubra and as-Sughra?

In many fatwas we find a distinction between two books which are known by Sunan an-Nasa-i of Imam Ahamd ibn Sho'aib an-Nasa-i النسائي the first apparent difference is that one of them is referred to ...
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Sahih Bukhari and the fallacy of Islam

Imam Bukhari is the composer of the Sahih Bukhari, the most authentic collection of Ahadith. He noted down only 7,275 hadith from his vast collection of about 6,00,000 Ahadith. Before writing any ...
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Are there any reliable Hadith sources?

This question might be considered as a duplicate of this, but I think, although along the same line, my question is a bit different. I previously thought that sahih bukhari was genuinely an authentic ...
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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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Difference between a munkar hadith and a mudtarib hadith?

i search it form site and read different scenario but am confused whats the actually difference. explain me the actual difference of munkar and mudtarib hadith.
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Where in the Quran does it says Angel Mikail is responsible for bringing rain and thunder?

Well now everyone knows that Earth isn't the only planet with atmosphere and weather. There could be millions of non habitable planets with strange atmospheric conditions. In such a case claiming that ...
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What is the reality of Hazrath Shah Waliulla (RA)

Assalmu Alaikum to my brother in Islam, Was Shah Waliullah (RA) inclined towards the Wahabbi School of thought? Or was he more towards Sufi tareeqa? Is he considered to be from the Ahl Sunnah Wal ...
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Is shopping near dargah is permissible for believers

Is shopping near dargah is permissible for believers,here in India people celebrate urus(visiting graves and celebrating vali Allah's birthday) and their will lots of stuff for shopping, eating, can a ...
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“Keep Your Tongue Moist With Remembrance of Allah”

can you please explain this hadith and weather it is sahih, hasan or daif "Keep Your Tongue Moist With Remembrance of Allah"
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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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I want to know the authenticity of these hadiths

"He who has committed [haad], let him cover himself with the covering of God, and let him repent to God. For on him who reveals to us his deed in the open, we will enforce the Book of God." (Al-Hakim, ...
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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 is the difference between the different formulations used in describing how a hadith was transmitted?

In hadith books we may read in the narrator chain how and via whom a hadith was transmitted. I wonder if different formulations indicate different ways of transmission here some examples we may find: ...
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What is the hadith number 3400 of Musnad Ahmad? [closed]

Could you please inform me of the hadith? Also give the Arabic of the hadith too.
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What is the criteria for classifying ahadith of Al-Albani and Darusalam

I often read Ahadith from sunnah.com. On the website, the ahadith in the Sihah Sitta, except Bukhari and Muslim, are classified as Sahih, Hasan or Da'if with either Al-Albani or Dar-us-Salam in the ...
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What is meant by this hadith about season change?

This is the link Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "The (Hell) Fire complained to its Lord saying, 'O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.' So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the ...
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What did Rasulullah (S.A.W) mean by Khudh and Kirman in this hadith about the mongol invasion?

The Hadith is as follows Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be established till you fight with the Khudh and the Kirman from among the non-Arabs. They will be of ...
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Is this narration , Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba 23945, authentic?

I have tried googling about it but cannot find anything satisfying. Narrated ‘Urwah: ‘Aisha used to order to make a habit of or taking in regular intervals seven ‘ajwah dates, in the state of ...
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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 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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Did Muslim actually quote a hadith from his teacher al-Bukhari in his sahih?

It is well known that Muslim ibn al-Hajaj was one of the students of imam al-Bukhari. But did he actually quote in his sahih any hadith which he directly heard from al-Bukhari? The point is that ...
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How much islamic knowledge and hadeeth has been lost throught the ages

I was told recently by a mufti that imam ahmad ibn hanbal memorised 1000000 saheeh hadeeths. Now i dont know of any sources where there are 1000000 saheeh hadeeths. Bukhari apparently has approximatly ...
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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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How did the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) give a dua for efficiency of vehicles running on petrol?

I recently received the below screen grab from a relatively popular TV channel among the people from the sub continent. From what I understand it states that for better efficiency of petrol in your ...
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Are there commentaries of Hadith collections outside the 7 most known books?

When we check the hadith literature we may find out that commentators in first place focussed on the two sahihs and al-Muwatta' which for which one may find much more than ten known (or famous and ...
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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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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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Why is this hadith stated this way?

Why is it stated this way, "the best of condiments or condiment"? Isn't that just "the best condiment"? 'A'isha (RA) reported Allah's Apostle (pbuh) as saying: The best of condiments or condiment ...
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Is this Hadith on Mawlid a Hadith and authentic?

"I saw the Prophet ﷺ in my sleep, and told him about the practice of holding celebratory feasts on the day of his birth and he replied “If someone rejoices in us, we rejoice in him!" — Shaykh ...
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Is basing the authenticity of a hadith based on its source even right?

I always thought that only sahih albukhari and sahih muslim are the only 100% correct sources of hadiths and pretty much ignored other sources until I found this thread: How do we make sure if a ...
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Did Imam Malik describe the hadith sciences as “this science is a religion”?

This question is related to How scientific are Hadith sciences?, and was prompted by the answer to Are Muslims required to believe in things which are irrelevant to the message of the Quran? which was ...
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What does “wajib” mean in this hadith about doing ghusl in Jumua (Friday)?

In the book "العرف الناشر" (pdf), fiqh Al-maliki, it is mentioned in page 240, that there is ijma (consensus) among the scholars that the prayer in Jumua is accepted with just regular wudu (ablution). ...
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What is the minimum amount of narrations needed in order for a hadith to be classed as mutawatir according to the different scholars?

I understand that there are different of opinions about the requirements needed for a hadith to be considered mutawatir. According to this answer, the most commonly accepted definitions is one of ...
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Which scholars deny hadith being mutawātir?

According to the muhaddith scholar Ibn Hibban (270 - 354 hijri), all khabar are as its best ahad: وأنكر الحافظ ابن حبان في صدر صحيحه الخبر المتواتر ، فقال : وأما الأخبار فإنها كلها أخبار آحاد ...
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What is the authenticity of hadith describing people of paradise with white complexion and curly hair?

According to this website, it mentions the hadith describing people of paradise (curly hair and white) and I was wondering, what does it say about it in this page? Sorry, should've been more specific.
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What is the overall grade of this hadith describing people of paradise?(Arabic users) [closed]

Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) who said, “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise without any hair on their body, beardless, with a fair complexion and ...
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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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How scientific are Hadith sciences?

In Islam, we have the science of hadith (uloom al-Hadith) described on Wikipedia as: ...a number of religious disciplines used in the study and evaluation of the Islamic hadith. Judging from a ...
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Can someone tell me where “Women are not created weaker but more generous than men” is in Bukhari or Muslim?

Many people tell me that Bukhari and Muslim "agree" with this quote that Imam Ahmad states but I don't know if that means it is in their sahih or not. Can someone clarify? Women are not created ...
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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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Why is Abu Huraira considered unreliable by Shia fiqh?

I have seen that Abu Huraira is considered as an unreliable narrator by Shia: One famous example would be the case of Abu Hurayrah, who narrated over five thousand hadiths: Sunnis consider him a ...
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If Prophet SAW prohibited to write down anything except Quran. why Hadith? [duplicate]

Asalamalycum, I know Quran is the primary source of faith and hadith are the brief description of the events. Hadith help us lot in all aspect. “Do not write down anything I say except the Quran. ...
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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 ...