Could you kindly explain what is جرح and تعديل in the science of Hadith?



The act of classifying a narrator as unreliable or weak is called: ‘Al-Jarh’ (Criticism), while classifying him as reliable is known as ‘At-Ta’dil’ (Justification). This aspect in the science of Hadith is called ‘ilmul Jarh wat Ta’dil.’

This science is of a very intricate nature and is the right of a specialist only.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar