What is meant by “Mutaba’ah” in Hadith?

JazakAllah for all your assistance.



This is a technical term which refers to a supporting/ corroborating narrator who also reports a Hadith from the same source as another narrator (who is sometimes weak).


When a chain of narrators has a defective narrator, a supporting narrator can lend enough strength (depending on the level of weakness) and allow the Hadith to be deemed reliable.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar