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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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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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Conditions for a Sahih Li Ghairih hadith

I was looking on sunnah.com and came across this hadith: عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي أَوْفَى الأَسْلَمِيِّ، قَالَ غَزَوْنَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الشَّامَ فَكَانَ يَأْتِينَا ...
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How do you find the reference to a hadith you know exists, but don't have the citation for?

I often find myself struggling to find a hadith in, say Bukhari, or some other book. Mostly I am interested in finding them in the seven books available here. I know an acceptable insight is that how ...
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refrence of hadith telling evil eye overtakes qaddar?

What is refrence of hadith ,whose approximate meaning is as follow: "“The evil eye is real, and if anything were to overtake the divine decree (al-qadar) it would be the evil eye.” Also please share ...
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Cutting of tree at hudaibiah where historical pledge took place?

What is genuineness of narration/report which approximately says that Umer(May Allah be pleased with him) cut down the tree at hudaibia in order to prevent people from committing acts of innovation ? ...
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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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Banu Umayyah and their supporters in Bukhari, Muslim and other Sunni books

I have been raised a sunni and am still a sunni, but after reading some history, I am beginning to have doubts about Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and other sunni books. Particularly troubling to me is ...
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Is there any english translation of Al Tarikh Al Kabir available?

I need to know exactly what is the content of this Bukhari's extensive work. Thought have searched the whole internet and couldn't find one. Just curious why this precious book, authored by best ...
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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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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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What is the difference between sunni hadith and other hadith?

I recently saw that Musnad Ahmad contains 70% sunni hadith, what does it mean? What is a sunni hadith? What is its specialty?
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What is the source and authenticity of this Hadith?

It is narrated by Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar that the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:“When the belly of Makkah will be cleft open and through it will be dug out river-like passages (...
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Authenticity of Iman thirmidhi (ra) Mursal hadith?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, The following hadith is apparently found in the Asl 148 of al-Hakeem al-Tirmidhi's Nawadir al-Usul. Is this Sahih or Hasan? أن رجلا من الأنصار ولدت له امرأته ...
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Soul enters body on day 40 or 120? How can both be true?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Regarding the soul being breathed into the body, i found conflicting reports. How can both be true? 1) Each one of you is constituted in the womb of the mother ...
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Authenticity of Hadith # 4424 Musnad Ahmad

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Can you please provide me details regarding its authenticity from Silsilah Al Hadeeth Ad Daeefah from Al- Albani (ra) or from the commentary of other scholars? ...
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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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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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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 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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Are there obsolete hadith?

There's Qur'an verses which are "obsolete": Which Qur'an verses are obsolete? although the formal term is naskh: Naskh (نسخ) is an Arabic word usually translated as "abrogation"; It is a term ...
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Is basing the authenticity of a hadith based on its source even right? [closed]

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 ...