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Preferred books for Mustalahul Hadith


I wanted to ask: what have the Scholars you have met and studied under, thought to be the best book to study in Mustalahul Hadith?

I know for example Allamah Fadlul Rahman al Adhami says that Fathul Mugith is the best work on the subject.

What would you think is amongst the best books in this subject and what have you heard from the ‘Ulama of Hadith you have interacted with? Read More »

Detailed books on Mustalahul Hadith


Could you please recommend a few detailed books in Mustalah which are readily available.
Please include books that are in English or Arabic. Books in Urdu can also be included.

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Hadiths that ‘can be considered reliable according to Hafiz ibn Hajar’


In some of your answers (like here) you say that a Hadith will be declared reliable/authentic according to Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah). I was wondering, what do you mean by this statement? Do you mean it is reliable according to his conditions? If so and he did not grade it, how can you be certain it is reliable according to him if he did not say anything on its authenticity himself?

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A narration regarding excessive laughter


Is this Hadith authentic?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The one who laughs a lot will be afflicted with ten things, his heart will die, he will lack shame and honour, Satan will laugh at him, [Allah] the Merciful will be angry with him, he will be held to account on the Day of Judgement, the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) will turn away from him on the Day of Qiyamah, the Angels will curse him, those in the heavens and earth will detest him, he will forget everything, and he will be exposed on the Day of Judgement”

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Statement of Imam Suyuti about the level of Hadith books


Is the following statement correctly attributed to Imam Suyuti (rahimahullah)?

“Everything contained in these five books (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sahih of Ibn Hibban, Mustadrak of Hakim and Al-Mukhtarah of Al-Maqdisi) is sahih. Similarly, is with whatever is in Muwatta of Malik, Sahih of Ibn Khuzaymah, Sahih of Abu Awanah, Ibn Sakan and Al-Muntaqa of Ibn Jarud, and Al-Mustakh rajat. And everything that is in Musnad Ahmad is acceptable because the da’if therein approximates hasan.” Read More »

Is every Hadith in any Hadith source automatically acceptable?


Is it alright to quote a Hadith, as long as you know that this Hadith is in a reliable Hadith collection, for example Tirmidhi or Ibn Majah?

As far as I can understand, there is sometimes ikhtilaf (different of opinion) in Hadith authentication.

So, even if for example Imam Suyuti (rahimahullah) or Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) declared a particular Hadith in Tirmidhi or Nasai as da’if, it does not mean that this is absolutely correct, because if Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) or Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) collected this particular Hadith in their collections, it automatically means that this Hadith is at least considered hasan by Imam Tirmidhi or Imam Nasai.

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