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Ruling of the narrations of a Hadith liar


1. Is it true that if a narrator of a Hadith said one lie in his life then all the Hadiths that he narrates are considered as a fabrications?

2. What if the narrator openly makes tawbah afterwards? Would his narration still be considered Mawdu’ (fabrication)?

3. If so doesn’t that mean that some fabricated Hadith could be true?

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Imam Malik's Ramadan routine


Is it true Imam Malik would not do Hadith kitabs in Ramadan and would only pray Quran?

I read the following in Tarikh ibn ‘Asakir which contradicts it:

وَكَانَ الحنيني إذا دخل شهر رمضان ترك سماع الحديث ، فَقَالَ لَهُ مَالِك : يَا أَبَا يَعْقُوب ، لم تترك سماع الحديث فِي رمضان ، إن كَانَ فِيهِ شيء يكره فِي رمضان ، فهو فِي غير رمضان يكره ؟ فَقَالَ لَهُ الحنيني : يَا أَبَا عَبْد اللَّهِ ، شهر أحب أن أتفرغ فِيهِ لنفسي


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The strict rules of the Hadith Masters


I once heard in a lecture that the scholars of the past were very strict on grading the authenticity of the narrators of hadith.

The lecturer stated that there are some narrators who were graded as weak because they were seen eating while walking.

Also, some narrator was deemed weak because he was seen eating in public. Is this true? Would you be able to name the narrator who was deemed weak because of eating in public? Is there a reason for this other than it might make others desire the same food? Jazakallah.

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