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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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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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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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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 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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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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Acting upon a Hasan (good) Hadith?

What is the attitude of the scholars concerning a hadeeth that is classified hasan (good) hadith, be used as evidence in islam and can we act upon it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Refrence of dua/hadith which mentions all things Prophet Muhammad(Peace be Upon him) sought refuge from?

What is the refrence/link of hadith/dua whose approximate wording is that " Ya Allah please protect me from every evil thing Prophet Muhammad(Peace be Upon him) sought refuge and please grant me every ...
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Reference of hadith

Is there any hadith where Anas bin Maalik(May Allah be Pleased with him) tells that Prophet(Peace be Upon Him) often sought refuge from debt,sorrow and grief
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Refrence of hadith?

Is there any hadith whose approximate translation is "it is better for a person to have an iron nail striken in his head than touching a strange(non mehram) women"
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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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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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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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Tell me why marijuana is haram?

Please I want only strong reasons. Preferably from those who understand brain chemistry. I don’t believe marijuana is haram in low doses and moderate use. The religion teaches us anything bad for ...