Question 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 …
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Question For a Hadith to be classed as Sahih li ghayrihi, does the supporting narration need to be Hasan or can it also be supported by Sahih li dhatihi?
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?
Question What are the various definitions given for a Mustafid Hadith in comparison to Mash-hur Hadith?
Question What is meant by ‘Ilm Dharuri and ‘Ilm Nazari?
Question What is the difference between Sanad and Isnad? Am I right in assuming that Sanad refers to the names of people mentioned in the chain, whereas Isnad refers to mentioning/writing the full chain along with how the rawi received ijazah such as Haddathana or Akhabarana?
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?
Question I was wondering, what does it mean when a narrator is declared Maqbul by Ibn Hajar? Is it referring to his own definition, or that of the majority?
Question 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 …
Question Could you please recommend a few books that explain the Hanafi principles of deriving rulings from Hadith.
Question I have read that in terms of classing a Hadith according to the number of narrators, Aziz, Gharib, Mashur and Mutawatir, many scholars do not include the Tabaqah of Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum), rather they start counting the number of narrators from the level of Tabi’un. Also, I have read that the example of an Aziz narration is : لا …
Question 1. There are narrations in books like Muwatta of Imam Malik which have discontinuity in the chain, however, in other books the same Hadith is mentioned with a continuous chain. An example is the Hadith: إن وليتموها أبا بكر Will the narration in Muwatta still be classed as Mu’dal or will it be classed as Sahih because it has …
Question In your answers, I have seen you many times, mention a weak narration is raised to level of hasan. I was wondering, is this in accordance to the methodology of earlier Hadith scholars such as from the salaf or a modern day invention?