The definition of Al Marfu’ and Al Mawquf

Question

What is the definition of Al Marfu’ and Al Mawquf?

 

Answer

Hereunder are the definitions:

Al Marfu’: That narration in which the statements, actions, approvals or qualities (shamail) are attributed to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Al Mawquf: A narration in which the statements or actions are attributed to a Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Refer: Ibnus Salah, pg. 45-46 and Sharhun Nukhbah pg. 106-111)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar