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Musnad Rabi’ ibn Habib

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Is this reliable

أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ، قَالَ: بَلَغَنِي عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: رَسْمُ الْمِدَادِ فِي ثَوْبِ أَحَدِكُمْ إِذَا كَانَ يَكْتُبُ عِلْمًا كَالدَّمِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ، وَلا يَزَالُ يَنَالُ بِهِ الأَجْرَ مَا دَامَ ذَلِكَ الْمِدَادُ فِي ثَوْبِهِ

مسند الربيع بن حبيب – رقم الحديث : 29

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The nine books of Hadith

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Most of us know about the six famous books of Hadith, but I wanted to know about the nine famous books of Hadith.

Which three additional collections are included and the reason for their inclusion? Read More »

Question about Mustakhraj

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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 a completely different chain.

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