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Hadith terms

Question

What does

1. da’if

2. mawdu’ and

3. hasan hadith mean?

 

Answer

These are technical terms.

1. Da’if refers to weak Hadiths. Weak Hadiths are acceptable for subjects other than ‘Aqidah (belief) and Ahkam (legislation).

(Muqaddimah ibnus Salah)

 

2. Mawdu’ is a fabricated Hadith which may never be quoted but for the purpose of caution against it.

(Muqaddimah ibnus Salah)

 

3. Hasan refers to the second level of acceptable Hadiths (maqbul). This may be used for legislation and other issues.

(Muqaddimah ibnus Salah)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar