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Question about a Hadith being labelled Gharib

Question

I wanted to enquire with regards to people of the same age narrating at the same level, like in the Hadith about intention. I have read that below Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu), three Tabi’un have narrated that Hadith.

Will it still be called gharib or will all the Tabi’in be considered from one tabaqah?

 

Answer

They will be considered as different links, since they are reporting from each other. The Hadith is therefore still considered gharib as stated by the Muhaddithun.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1)

 

If these three were all narrating from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu), then it might have been different.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar