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The Hadith term: Fard Nisbi

Question

Is fard nisbi technically a fard or will it be an aziz/mashur narration?

I have read that it is fard in relation to someone like a trustworthy narrator or people of one village and I have also read that it is when the loneliness occurs later on in the chain.

This is why I’m confused and not sure whether it is technically classed as fard or not. Please explain through an example.

 

Answer

A fard nisbi could be aziz/mashur as well. In fact that is the popular case.

However, it could also be gharib too.

What you have heard is correct. Perhaps the cause for your confusion is that you possibly have the impression that fard nibsi is only restricted to one particular scenario. That notion is incorrect.

There are many types and scenarios for fard nisbi.

Refer to Tadribur Rawi, vol. pg.332-340 and vol.5 pg.52-64.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar