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Imams Ibn Khuzaymah’s and Ibn Hibban’s rank being higher than Imam Hakim (rahimahumullah)

Question

و قالوا ابن خزيمة وابن حبان أمكن وأقوي من الحاكم وأحسن وألطف فى اﻷسانيد والمتون

(Mishkat muqaddimah)

What does ألطف mean in the above ibarah?

 

Answer

One may understand it in light of the context as being more elegant in the manner he cites the chains and texts of the Hadiths.

I haven’t seen any specific explanation of this word that may suggest otherwise.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar