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Question about Mustakhraj


How far up can an author of a Mustakhraj go with his chain?

Does it have to connect with the original author’s teacher / teacher’s teacher or can it go further back until the Sahabi?

I have read somewhere that if it goes back to the Sahabi then the purpose of Mustakhraj is lost as it will be called a completely different chain.

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Preferred books for Mustalahul Hadith


I wanted to ask: what have the Scholars you have met and studied under, thought to be the best book to study in Mustalahul Hadith?

I know for example Allamah Fadlul Rahman al Adhami says that Fathul Mugith is the best work on the subject.

What would you think is amongst the best books in this subject and what have you heard from the ‘Ulama of Hadith you have interacted with? Read More »