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Explanation of the word: أشبه


What are the meaning/s of the word: أشبه below?

a) وَرَوَاهُ عبد الرَّزَّاق فِي مُصَنفه عَنهُ مَوْقُوفا وَهُوَ أشبه

b) قَالَ عِيَاض الثَّانِي أشبه بسياق الْبَاب

c) قَوْله وَرَأى بن عُمَرَ كَذَا ثَبَتَ فِي رِوَايَةِ أَبِي ذَرٍّ والأصيل وَغَيْرِهِمَا وَعِنْدَ بَعْضِ الرُّوَاةِ وَرَأَى عُمَرَ بِحَذْفِ بن وَهُوَ أشبه بِالصَّوَابِ

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Meaning of a passage in Hadith terminology


Could you kindly explain the meaning of the following text from Allamah Abdullah Sirajuddin’s commentary on Bayquniyah:

فحقيقة الرواية : هي نقل ما ورد من السنة ونحوها واسناد ذلك الى من عزي اليه بتحديث أو اخبار ونحوهما
وشروط الرواية هي تحمّل راويها لما يرويه بنوع من انواع التحمّل من سماع أو عرض أو اجازة أو نحو ذلك

I have understood it as follows:

The actual science of narrating Hadith is to transmit what has come down from Sunnah and to attribute it to the one who said it by using words like حدثنا or اخبرنا etc. The conditions for narrating is for the student to have received the Hadith in one of the accepted ways of receiving/studying such as listening, hearing the narration being read to the teacher, or the teacher giving permission to narrate it etc.

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The subject matter of a Hadith Qudsi


Could you kindly explain the meaning of the following text from Allamah Abdullah Sirajuddin’s commentary on Bayquniyyah:

‎وقد يفرق بأن القدسي ما يتعلق بتنزيه ذات الله تعالى وبصفاته الجلالية والجمالية ، منسوبا الى الحضرة القدسية تعالى وتقدس.

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The application of weak Hadiths


I know the majority of scholars accept weak Hadiths for virtues bearing in mind certain conditions. However my question is regarding why weak Hadiths are also used for those things which are not related to virtues. I am confused regarding the wiping of the face after prayer, from what I have been informed is there are many weak Hadiths on the issue, however the wiping of the face isn’t virtuous.

So why would weak Hadiths be accepted in this example and others like it. Could you also direct me to any books where this is clarified.

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Usage of the term Maqbul


Can you give a detailed discussion in regards to the different usages of different Imams on the term ‘Maqbul’.

It seems as different scholars use the term flexibly.

If you can cover all the major scholars usages that would be appreciated. Read More »

Question about a Hadith being labelled Gharib


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? Read More »