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The strict rules of the Hadith Masters

Question

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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Ruling on untraceable Hadiths

Question

I have read that some Hadiths are untraceable. What is the ruling on stories and Hadiths that cannot be found?

Should such Hadiths be propagate or abstinence be kept.

Jazakallah kayran for your efforts.

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Question regarding the chapters in Sahih Muslim

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I read a book that mentions that it was the habit of early Muhaddithun to write very little of their own commentary and usually their books were filled with mainly the wordings of the Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). So much so that Imam Muslim (rahimahullah)  did not even write a muqaddimah (introduction) and did not even mention any headings of the chapters (tarajim). 

But the copies which we have today do have both; the muqaddimah (intro) as well as the Titles of the chapters (tarajimul abwab).

Could you kindly clarify and exhibit some light on this issue?

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Imam Bukhari's terminology: 'fihi nazr'

Question

 Respected Moulana, What is meant when Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) says the following regarding a narrator?

‘fihi nazrun’ فيه نظر  or ‘Fi Hadithi nazrun'” في حديثه نظر

Jazakallahu khayran.

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Difference between sunnah and adab

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What is the difference between sunnah and adab? Is sunnah something proven from hadith and adab not proven from hadith? What is the need for adab if we have the sunnah of Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

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The meaning of Al Birr

Question

After listening to last Friday’s khutbah at our masjid here in Palmerston North, New Zealand, I am very curious to know about the word “Albirr” and its meaning and where and why Allah Ta’ala has used it in Quran. Your reply will enlighten our knowledge and will allow us to understand Quran more deeply. May Allah Ta’ala bless you for providing this service to the Ummah. Jazak Allah khayran

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