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What is meant by mutaba’at of a Hadith?

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What is meant by “Mutaba’ah” in Hadith?

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Answer

This is a technical term which refers to a supporting/ corroborating narrator who also reports a Hadith from the same source as another narrator (who is sometimes weak).

 

When a chain of narrators has a defective narrator, a supporting narrator can lend enough strength (depending on the level of weakness) and allow the Hadith to be deemed reliable.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar