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What if the virtue mentioned is a mistake?

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What is status of following Hadith? Can it be quoted?

من بلغه عن الله فضل فأخذ بذلك الفضل الذي بلغه أعطاه الله ما بلغه وإن كان الذي حدثه كاذبا

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Authenticity of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim

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Are all the Hadiths in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim really authentic?

I ask this because there are numerous notable and prominent Scholars who believe that there are many weak narrations present in Bukhari and Muslim. They even provided references of several weak Hadith for that.

On the other hand, there are numerous scholars who believe that all narrations in Bukhari and Muslim are authentic, and there is no question on this. However, both of these groups of scholars cannot be right at the same time. I want to ask that are all narration in Bukhari and Muslim really authentic?

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Difference of opinion on Hadith grading

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What should an individual practice upon after being told that one specific Hadith is not okay for practice, although others have said that it is okay to practice upon?

The Hadith I’m referring to is the one you posted regarding the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, fasting a day being equivalent to fasting a year and praying at night is equivalent to the worship of the Night of Qadr.

My question is what should one practice upon when he hears two conflicting answers, also why is it that there is such a huge difference of opinion on the grading of Hadiths? Read More »

Acting upon a Hadith which has no sanad

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Is it okay to act upon a narration which we do not have the sanad [chain of narration] for without thinking that this action is Sunnah, out of caution and with the possibility of it being an actual Hadith? Read More »

Is ‘Hadithul ifk’ mutawatir?

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I came across a contemporary takhrij of a compilation of Hadith about the ‘Hadithul ifk’ [The Hadith of the lie/slander] originally done by ‘Abdul Ghani Al-Maqdisi. I was surprised to know that there are so many different chains of transmission on this story. I know that it is mentioned in Surah Nur but I’m specifically wondering with regards to just taking into account the Ahadith that make explicit mention of Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha), would the sheer number of chains in this book lead us to state that the ‘Hadithul ifk’ (excluding the verses of Surah Nur) is mutawatir bil m’ana? Read More »

The ruling of Israely (historical) narrations

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In some of your answers, you have referenced some stories as Israely narrations; such as the story of Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) having a stomach ache and Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam) wanting to feed the entire creation, so it is not wrong to quotes these stories?

I have come across the following Hadith also. Please comment on it also:

بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوْ آيَةً، وَحَدِّثُوا عَنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَلاَ حَرَجَ، وَمَنْ كَذَبَ عَلَىَّ مُتَعَمِّدًا فَلْيَتَبَوَّأْ مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ

‘Convey [my teachings] to the people even if it were a single sentence, and tell others the stories of Bani Israel [which have been taught to you] for it is not sinful to do so. And whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely take his place in the Jahannam.’

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Ruling of the narrations of a Hadith liar

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1. Is it true that if a narrator of a Hadith said one lie in his life then all the Hadiths that he narrates are considered as a fabrications?

2. What if the narrator openly makes tawbah afterwards? Would his narration still be considered Mawdu’ (fabrication)?

3. If so doesn’t that mean that some fabricated Hadith could be true?

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