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Is being a sunni or having sunni toughts a reason not to be reliable as a hadith narrator (shi'a hadith)?

Interesting question. I'm not a hadith scholar and I am new to this field. This is what I've read so far. There are a number of hadith categories in Twelver Shia hadith science with respect to the ...
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Is there an explanation how abu Hurairah managed to narrate more than 5K hadith?

Abu Hurairah (RA)'s large amount of narrations are due to multiple reasons working together. We have to also keep in mind the following statement by Abdullah ibn Umar (RA), the second highest narrator,...
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Is Sahih al-Bukhari considered as 100% authentic by Sunni scholars?

First of all i have to correct some information in your question. The full name of sahih al-Bukhari and its meaning al-Bukhari was born in Bukhara which nowadays isn't located in Iran but in ...
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What exactly is tadlees?

Disclaimer. Since this question is three questions in one (1. what is tadlīs and its types, 2. what is the ruling of a hadith with tadlīs, and 3. what is the ruling of a person who practiced tadlīs), ...
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How can scholars of Jarh and ta'adil be certain about the identity of a narrator?

They cross check the students and teachers of the people above and below the chain to identify the exact identity of the narrator in question, because it is less likely that people with the same name ...
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What is an example of a hadith that is sahih in chain but not sahih in content?

Theoretically this topic is covered to some extent in the fatwa islamqa #122507. I'll try to give some examples -without quoting nor discussing the narrator chains, note that all these examples are in ...
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What Is The Status Of Narrator Minhal Ibn Amr? Did Scholars Really Rejected His Narrations?

The people differed on him, although the majority seem to have considered him Thiqah. They include Yahya ibn Ma'in, an-Nasa'i, Al-'Ajli etc. Bukhari, Ibn Hibban and Ibn Khuzaimah have narrated from ...
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What exactly are the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim?

The conditions are those relating to the credibility level of the people in the narration chain. First, a clarification: the conditions of Al-Bukhāri (Arabic: شرط البخاري) relate solely to his book Al-...
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On what basis are the Sahaba considered trustworthy narrators of Hadeeth?

The Sahaba (who comprise of the Muhajirun and Ansar) are deemed trustworthy for many reasons: Allah attests to their truthfulness and success لِلْفُقَرَاء الْمُهَاجِرِينَ الَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا مِن ...
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Is there a scale or classification for scholars and their qualification of hadith narrators?

A source and a "how to" To answer this one needs to be read, search and investigate in all available sources if Jarh and Ta'adil. Nevertheless there's at least one book that I've learnt about that ...
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How can one check isnad?

A short intro on the history of hadith sciences Just as well as the Quran, hadith has been memorized by heart even until today with the whole narrator chain (especially scholars from the region ...
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What are the requirements for the acceptance of a hadith from a narrator?

The surveying of the authenticity of a hadith (tradition) is related to the Elm-al-Rejal and Mostalehul-Hadith. In the science of Rejal (Elme-Rejal), it is discussed one by one of it in accordance ...
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What are the terms of that which has reached Tawatur?

As @jikolp quoted it seems that you misunderstood the statement mutafaqun 'alayhi متفق عليه (can be translated "in agreement about") only means that both al-Bukhari and Muslim have quoted a hadith in ...
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Who is the first person in the Muwatta?

The one who related from Malik in al-Muwatta is Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laithi يحيى بن يحيى الليثي when the Muwatta' is quoted without referring to a narrator. Yahya was the last known student of imam ...
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Where is the chain of narrators for this narration?

Your linked book cites (4) ابن هشام 2/ 655 this means page 655 of the 2nd volume of Ibn Hisham, which is likely referring to the well known work of seerah. Volumes and pages vary with the publisher, ...
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Why Did Yahya Bin Sa'eed Declare Dhahak Bin Muzahim As A Weak Narrator Of Hadith?

Let's say it this way a-Dahhak ibn Muzaahim al Hilaly الضحاك بن مزاحم الهلالي has reported ahadith on the authority of a whole bunch of sahabah like ibn 'Abbas, Anas ibn Malik, ibn 'Umar, abu Sa'id al-...
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How did Bukhari verify the birth/death dates of narrators

Imam al-Bukhari was among the rather severe scholars on the topic of al-Jarh wa-Ta'adeel (See What is Al Jarh Wa at-Ta'dil ( الجرح و التعديل )? and Is there a scale or classification for scholars ...
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Is the narrator "Maslama bin Abdullah bin Urwa" the same person who is "Maslama bin Abdullah Juhani"?

They are not the same apparently. The longer name of Maslamah ibn Abdullah Al-Juhani is mentioned in Tahzeeb Al-Tahzeeb here. Namely, his grandfather's name is Raba'ee, not Urwa. His full name would ...
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Did The Sahaba Prayed To The Prophet instead of Allah?

The narrations you have quoted are not about praying to the Prophet instead of Allah, rather they are clearly praying to Allah and using the Messenger of Allah ﷺ as a wasilah. They ask Allah to ...
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What Is The Status Of Narrator Minhal Ibn Amr? Did Scholars Really Rejected His Narrations?

Manhal Ibn Amr was from the tribe of Bani Assad and the people of Kufa and narrated from Imam Sajjad (as). He is considered one of the companions of Imam Sajjad (as) and Imam Baqir (as). Source: [...
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Who is Abu Zinad and Al-Araj in Imam Malik's Muwatta?

Abu Az-Zinad أبو الزناد is 'Abdullah ibn Dhakwan عبد الله بن ذكوان a scholar of fiqh and hafidh of hadith from Medina who was born before the death of ibn' Abbas and met Anas ibn Malik and ibn 'Omar, ...
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Who is Abu Zinad and Al-Araj in Imam Malik's Muwatta?

Al-A'raj refers to 'Abdurrahman bin Hurmuz (عبد الرحمن بن هرمز). You can read his entry in Dhahabi's book "Siyar a`lam al-nubala", published by Muasisatur-Risalah: Volume 5, Page 69-70 Abu'z-Zinad ...
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How can scholars of Jarh and ta'adil be certain about the identity of a narrator?

As the other post gives a simple example on the methodology here a bit more about the necessity of this science and how scholars describe it. Imam Sufyan a-Thawri has given a simple explanation on how ...
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What are the procedures that should be taken when trying to identify a fabricated Hadith?

ANSWER TO THE QUESTION : HOW TO DETECT MAWDOO' HADEETH ? Firstly, it is when the narrator himself admits that he has fabricated this Hadeeth. For example, Abdul Kareem Ibn Abi Al-'Awjaah said that I ...
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