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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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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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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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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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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Authenticity of Kanz al-Ummal?

Is Kanz al-Ummal byAli ibn Abd-al-Malik al-Hindi a authentic hadith collection? How many weak ahadiths does it have?
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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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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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What are the procedures that should be taken when trying to identify a fabricated Hadith?

When trying to look to see if a Hadith is Fabricated, one looks at two aspects The narrator The narration/the actual Hadith/The Matan So when looking at the narrator, what are we looking for? ...
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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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Can you explain the status of mursal hadith?

Can you explain the status of a mursal hadith if it has sahih chain and the narrators are thiqah can it be used as evidence to prove something in Islam or is it regarded as a weak source? I believe ...
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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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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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What criteria do Rawis ('narrators') of sahih hadith have to fulfil? [duplicate]

What criteria do Rawis (Arabic for 'narrators') of sahih hadith have to fulfil? As far as I know, there are six or seven requirements, starting with being adult and mentally fit.
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Should a Hadith from people of Bid'at/innovations be trusted/accepted?

Should a Hadith from someone in the chain of narration (Isnad) who practices a Bid'ah be accepted? I have heard that if it supports what he is practicing of Bid'ah then it is not accepted but if it ...
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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 are the requirements for the acceptance of a hadith from a narrator?

I know that there are requirements that those who collected ahadith like Bukhari and others to ensure the authenticity of a hadith and accept it. For example, I hear often that the one giving the ...
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What are the terms in which a weak (Da'if) Hadith can be strengthened?

If a narrator is weak in his righteousness (عدالته) the hadith cannot be strengthened, but if the weakness is in a narrator's accurateness (ضبطه) the narration/hadith can be strengthened but under ...
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What are the terms of that which has reached Tawatur?

Mutawatir is when a narration gains a huge amount of narrators that it being a lie has basically become impossible, in other words there would basically be no doubt in regards to it's authenticity. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How many ahad hadith are there in Sahih Bukhari?

Ahad hadith - hadith narrated by only one narrator some scholars claim there are around 5000 ahad hadiths out of 7200+ hadiths. How many ahad hadiths there in Sahih al-Bukhari? If no exact number ...
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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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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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What does Hadith Gharib (حديث غريب) mean?

Sheikh al-Albani many times says/describes Imam at-Tirmidhi's narrations as ghareeb (ling. strange). So What does Hadith Gharib (حديث غريب) mean? Does it mean that a hadith is weak?
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How can seemingly contradictory ahadith still be classified as sahih?

In the hadith literature, there are often ahadith that apparently contradict each other in substantial ways. These are often used by polemics to poke holes in either ulum al-Hadith or Islamic theology ...
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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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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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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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Can we formulate our own Tafseer from our understanding of Qur'an?

Narrated Jundab bin 'Abdullah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever says (something) about the Qur'an according to his own opinion and he is correct, yet he has committed a mistake." And ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Did Imam Ash-Shafei reject some hadith?

I was once told by a Shafei scholar that Imam Ash-Shafei rejected hadith narrated by two Sahaba. I distinctly remember one of them to be Amr ibn Al-Aas, and the second one was Abu Sufiyan or one his ...
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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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No soul will bear the burden of other? hadith vs Quran contradiction

Sahih Muslim Book 37. Repentance And Exhortation Of Repentance Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: No Muslim would die but Allah ...
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Can a strong hadith be wrong? If so, what do I do?

The Prophet said, "If somebody takes some 'Ajwa dates every morning, he will not be effected by poison or magic on that day till night." (Another narrator said seven dates). Volume 7, Book 71, Number ...
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Who has defined the law of Sahih, Hasan, Daef and Mawdu Hadees

Please if anyone can elaborate who has made the law of Sahih, Hasan, Daef AND Mawdu Hadees and who has said to follow only Sahih Hadees and leave all the other types of Hadees. Regards, Mush
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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 ...
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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!" — ...
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Is shaving the beard Haram?

Is shaving the beard Haram? Is there any authentic hadith about it? What is the opinion of the Quran about it? (Sunni and Shia)
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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 ...