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Chapters found in a Jami’

Question

As I understand, in order for a Hadith work to be classified as a Jami’, it must contain 8 topics.

viz.

1. Aqaid, 2. Ahkam, 3. Tarikh/Siyar, 4. Tafseer, 5. Manaqib, 6. Adaab, 7. Fitan.

My question is regarding the eighth topic. Some say it is Ashratus sa’ah, and others say Riqaq.

My understanding is that Ashratus sa’ah is included within Fitan thus making Riqaq the eight topic. However, due to some scholar not mentioning riqaq, and seperating fitan from ashratus sa’ah, I wanted to get some information regarding it.

JazakAllah Khayr.

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Question regarding Hadith numbers in Sahih Muslim

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I read the following Hadith in an email:

Sayyidatuna Asma bint Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anha) had a garment that belonged to Rasulullaah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Whenever anyone fell ill in Madinah, the garment would be washed, the water given to the ailing person to drink and the garment draped over his body. The person would then be cured.

[Sahih Muslim, Hadith number: 5409]

Please can you confirm this Hadith, as Sahih Muslim is said to end at number 3000 (approximately) and this is 5409.

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Narrations in Tafsir of Imam Wahidi (rahimahullah)

Question

What is the opinion of the Hadith specialists regarding the famous scholar, al-Wahidi? Are the narrations that he uses in his al-tafseer al-waseet, al-Wajeez, and Asbab al-Nuzool considered to be reliable?

How would a reader trust a given narration found in these works of his?

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The Hadiths in Imam Tabari’s books

Question

I recall hearing from scholars to beware of many of the narrations found in the History (Taareekh) of al-Tabari as many of them are weak.

However, I wanted to ask if he was more stringent in his selection of Hadiths in his Tafseer than in his Taareekh? If so, did he specifically say that he will only use a certain grade of narrations or on the other hand did later scholars say anything about his selection of narrations in his Tafseer?

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Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah)’s Al ‘Ujab Fi Bayanil Asbab

Question

I was reading  Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani’s Al ‘Ujab Fi Bayanil Asbab (regarding the reasons of revelation of the different verses of the Holy Quran), and I wanted to ask what his methodology is in this book with regards to the hadiths he cites in it? Are all of the hadiths he cites in there acceptable according to him, are they all at least of a certain degree or higher according to him?

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Arabic books that 'Ulama may refer to for fabricated Hadiths

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What is a good book on the compilation of fabricated (mawdu’) Hadiths?

I am aware of Al-Mawḍū‘āt al-Kubra but i have read from ‘Ulama that many Hadiths are in that book are not really fabrications.

Is there any reliable book which discusses fabricated (mawdu’) Hadiths preferably by Shaykh Muhammad Awamah?

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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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A book that discusses the Attributes of Allah

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Is there any book in which we can find the Hadiths that discuss the Sifat (attributes) of Allah (according to Ash’ari madhab)?

I thought this could be useful against those who claim that all Sifat of Allah related by the As’aris are based on pure logic of later Ulama, & not from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and the Salaf (Pious predecessors)

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Differences between Mishkat and Masabih

Question

Kindly explain what changes in the form of of additions or subtractions etc. ‘Allamah Tibrezi (rahimahullah) made in his Mishkatul Masabih in comparison to the hadith book Masabih?

Jazakallahu Khairan

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Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reading the Tawrah

Question

I have a query concerning the narration in which Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reads the Tawrah in the presence of Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and the colour of the blessed face of Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) changes.

Is there any mention thereafter of the Ansar taking out their swords because of being angry with Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

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