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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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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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 ...
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Do modern Hanafi scholars still rely on mash'hur ahadith?

It is known that Imam Abu Hanifa and his followers did not consider a sahih hadith sufficient evidence to rule anything fard, rather he required that the hadith also be mash'hur. Ostensibly this was ...
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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 (...
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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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Can any hadith truly be called sahih anymore?

As is known, the majority of hadith literature available today was compiled well after the death of the prophet, due in part to the nigh-unmanageable number of questionable or downright fabricated ...
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What is the ruling on someone who narrates, and He is weak, but saw the thing being narrated with His eyes?

Some scholars have made sanad Hasan, and in the sanad there is a Man who narrates, for example so and so the son of so and so said, but this man is weak in memory, but He also saw what was being ...
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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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What other are the commonly used hadith collections (besides the famous 6), and what is their relative authenticity?

What other are the commonly used hadith collections (besides the famous 6 i.e. Saheeh Muslim, Saheeh Bukhari, Jami'at al-Tirmidhi, Muwatta Malik, Sunan Abi Dawood and Sunan An-Nisai), and what is the ...
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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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The book of Al-Bidayah wan nihayah By Ibn Kathir?

Salaam Alaikum The book of Al-Bidayah wan nihayah "The beginning and the end" is this book authentic does it have weak narrations?
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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: ...
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What was al-Albani's methodology for authenticating ahadith?

Often, I see ahadith cited, especially from those major collections other than the sahihain, with their authenticity graded by al-Albani. From perusing his selected bibliography on Wikipedia, I can ...
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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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Did Imaam Bukhari record incidents (which he witnessed) in addition to narrations?

I was just curious to list down the narrators of Ahadith. While scraping through some hadith sites (programmatically), I found the following hadith which had no narrator. Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 9,...
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Checking Hadith grading of narration of Abu Dhar in Musnad Ahmed

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم As-Salaamu alaikum Hadith of Abu Dhar in Musnad Ahmed about Dajjal and misguiding imams. Musnad Ahmed 20334 & 20335. The hadith is mentioned in The Book titled Dajjal (...
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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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How did the Shiite Hadith sources originate? What are the authentic sources of Hadith? (Shia view)

Shiites have their distinct sources of hadith. My questions are: How did they develop and by whom? What is their authenticity?
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Difference between Ijma' on transmission and Ijma' on opinion

What is the difference between Ijma' on the transmission (الإجماع على النقل) and Ijma' on the opinion? (إجماع في الرأي). Apparently, they are sub-categories of Ijma (الإجماع) but what is the precise ...
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Is the hadeeth your mother 3 times then you father sane or fabricated

Abu Huraira may Allah be pleased with him, said: "A man came to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him said: O Messenger of God, from the people is good Sahapti ?, said: (mother), he said: Then who?...
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What types of ahadith do scholars derive fiqh from?

There are many ways to classify ahadith. One method is by authenticity: is it saheeh (authentic beyond question), hassan (good), da'eef (weak), or mawdoo' (fabricated?) In my answer on another ...
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What are all the ways a hadith can be transmitted and what do they mean?

On another question, Sayyid mentioned four things someone could say to report how a saying of the prophet came to them through someone else: "from - An عَنْ" "he narrated to us - hadthna حَدَّثَنَا" "...
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Why Knowledge is often related with religion?

Why scholars tend to translate or interpret the word علم 'ilm Knowledge in (interpretation) tafsir of the Qur'an or sharh (explanation) of ahadith/Hadith as knowledge of fiqh, sunna etc. Why ...
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What are the requirements of a “Sahih” hadith?

Building off of the answers to this question, what are the requirements for a hadith to be considered "sahih"?