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Preferred books for Mustalahul Hadith

Question

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

Question

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’

Question

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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