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When Weak Hadith May Be Cited

When Weak Hadith May Be Cited

What is a weak hadith? Is it OK to quote a weak hadith and to base our worship on it?
What are the different opinions of scholars on this question?

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

A Brief History of Hadith Methodology

As time passed after the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) passed away, more reporters were involved in each isnad (chain of narrators) of the Prophet’s hadiths. So, the situation demanded strict discipline in the acceptance of hadiths or Prophet’s traditions. The rules regulating this discipline are known as mustalah al-hadith (Hadith methodology). Among the …

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Considering Context: Problematic Hadiths About Women

Asalamu Alaikum Rawa, I would like to thank you for such an important question. It is much needed nowadays, as Islam is facing a fierce campaign aimed at smearing it and damaging its image. One of the main targets of this campaign is the sunnah (traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). And since …

Quran and Prophetic Traditions: Any Relation?

Asalam Alaikum Abdallah, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. We may start with defining the terms we use here. What is the Quran? The Quran is believed by Muslims to be the actual word of Allah (the One True God) revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him-PBUH) through Angel Gabriel. The …

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