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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What was the earliest Hadith Book / Collection to be recorded?

What was the earliest Hadith Book / Collection to be recorded? I heard it was Muwatta Malik?
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Is al Hakims Hadith collection Al Mustadrak reliable?

Is al Hakims hadith collection Al Mustadrak reliable? I have read on Wikipedia that al dhahabi said it was better if he never complied it and ibn hajar was also dubious about it. al Hakim said about ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we send the reward of recitation of Quran or other ibadah to relatives who died?

A lot of people recite Quran and perform other ibadah and pray that the reward of this ibadah be given to a relative or friend who died. What Quranic verses or Hadith tells us that the reward of one ...
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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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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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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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Is Musnad Ahmed a book of Sahih Ahaadith?

Many muslims are read the Book of Ahaadith in the List of "Sihah Sittah" (The authentic six books of Ahaadith). I want to mention the names of Sihah Sittah which are as following: Sahih Bukhari Sahih ...
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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 can one check isnad?

To verify the hadith one have to verify isnad. My question is how to check Isnad? mean to say is there any early book of Islam (Authentic) in which the series of connection between narrator are ...
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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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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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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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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?

According to this hadith: "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and ...
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Reference for a hadith about the courage and bravery of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

There is a hadith by the Prophet's (PBUH) cousin Ali bin Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), where he says the bravest among the fighters in Badr was the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Arabic ...
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Did Umar Say That if There Was Not Ali , Then He undoubtedly killed? [closed]

Some Shiites believes that Umar (Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب, translit.: `Umar ibn Al-Khattāb) the second caliphate declared a famous sayings which designated on outranking and overriding of Ali. I want to ...
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What is the source of sunnah.com while grade the hadith given in collections other than Bukhari and Muslim?

What is the source of sunnah.com while grade the hadith given in collections other than Bukhari and Muslim ? For example, this hadith says its da'if (Darussalam). Which scholar's grading scheme are ...
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How many mutawatir hadis?

Reading from the thread How many ahad hadith are there in Sahih Bukhari? and i searched other questions i want to know how many mutwatir hadis exist?
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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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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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What does Faza'il-e-A'maal (فضائل الاعمال) mean?

In the answer #13271 of the question "Did the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) wash his hands before eating?", the user mentions that the two quoted hadiths are considered part of Faza'il-e-A'maal ...
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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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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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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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Are Hadith of the Prophet (SAW) accurate?

The Qur'an has never been changed and it can never be changed and so we should all for it. However Muslims also follow the Hadiths of the Prophet (SAW). How do we know that what has been written in ...
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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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Do Sunni Muslims consider the musnad of Imam Ahmad as equal to the six canonical hadith collections? [closed]

Do Sunni Muslims consider the musnad of Imam Ahmad as equal to the six canonical hadith collections (i.e. Saheeh Muslim, Saheeh Bukhari, Jami'at al-Tirmidhi, Muwatta Malik, Sunan Abi Dawood and Sunan ...
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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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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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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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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. ...