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Hadīth And Its Significance As Source Of The Sharī‘ah

How do you define the hadith? What is the significance of the hadith literature as the source of the Shari‘ah?

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Sunnah And Hadith

If Sunnah is independent of hadith, then how does one check what if someone is doing bid‘ah (unsubstantiated addition to the corpus of Islam.) or not?

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Criticism On Imam Bukhari

I would greatly appreciate your comments on the following: “Al-Bukhari’s methodology in portraying Prophet Mohammad’s Personality (sws)” published in the Ahl-Al-Qur’an website http://www.ahl-alquran.com/English/show_article.php?main_id=5938 )

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Role Of Hadith In Preservation And Transmission Of Sunnah

You say that the sunan are not derived from the hadith books but they have reached to us by the ijma and tawatur of the Muslim ummah. But in many of your various articles you mentioned that hadith books besides having the record of some historical facts and other things do have a record of some of the sunan. Thus the statement that the hadith books do have a record of "some of the sunan" clearly implies the fact that hadith books do not have the record of all the sunan. So on the basis of this statement I ask can you mention a single sunnah which has reached to us by the tawatur and ijma of Muslim ummah but has not been recorded in a hadith book?

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Interpreting The Qur’an It The Light Of The Hadith

In some of your articles you have mentioned that hadees doesn’t explains the Quran rather the sunnah explains the same. It doesn't seem to me appropriate because there some Quranic verses cannot be understood without recourse to hadeeth. The following one is example.

They have taken their rabbis and priests as lords other than Allah.

This ayah was explained by the Messenger of Allah (saw), as reported by Tirmidhi on the authority of Adi bin Hatim who was a Christian before accepting Islam. Adi who had just accepted Islam, heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) recite the above ayah. He objected: "They do not worship their priests." The Prophet (saw) replied: "Whatever their priests and rabbis call permissible, they accept as permissible; whatever they declare as forbidden, they consider as forbidden, and thus they worship them.

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Is The ‘Sahih Bukhari’ Error Free?

Though there are many who claim that every hadeeth recorded in the Sahih Bukhari collection is authentic, there are some traditions in the collection that seem to contradict each other. I would like to refer to a tradition that mentions hazrat Zainab sws to be the one who served the prophet Muhammad sws honey and another that claims hazrat Hafsah sws was the person who served that honey. It is this incident that led to the revelation of the first few verses of the 66th surah of the Quran though there is another tradition also recorded in Sahih Bukhari that claims a different reason for the revelation of the these verses. Please explain why with the presence of such traditions there are still sholars who claim Sahih Bukhari to be authentic? I understand that the method used by Imam Bukhari is regarded as the most strict with regards to authentication, but I do not understand what makes it error-free.

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Difference Between Sunnah, Fardh And Wajib?

What is the difference between sunnah, fardh and wajib? And in which case "witr" lie? An early response would be highly appreciated.

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Number Of Sunnat-e-muakkadah

How sunnate- mukaida are to be offered before the fard salah in zuhr, asr, and isha? And, how are we supposed to offer it in the masjid before the fard salah?

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The Hadith Literature

How many works of Hadith in total exist? If someone wants to develop an opinion about a certain area of life based on hadith how can he/she be sure that he/she has honestly considered all the points of view which are ascribed to Prophet (sws). I mean there are many matters in which the ahadith conflict. How can someone make sure that he or she has seen all possible available ahadith on a certain topic?

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Hadith-e Qudsi

1. What is a hadith-e-qudsi?

2. What is its status in the Qur’an and the Sunnah?

3. Sometimes we describe the meanings and crux of what Allah said in the
Qur’an instead of providing with complete verse. For this we use "Allah says this" or similar expressions. Maybe prophet (sws) did the same in ahadith and people mistakenly considered it as revelation of Allah which is not in the Qur’an and called it hadith-e-qudsi?
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The Living Sunnah

My question pertains to the process of "Living Sunnah" which was abolished after Imam Shafi closed the gates of Ijtihad. Living sunnah in my understanding is the process of Ijtihad and Ijma‘ for law formulation and other decision making activities of a Muslim society. I am still a student in understanding aspects related to the process of the "Living Sunnah". I would really like for you to tell me if your institution knows what I am talking about because I feel that is what your institution's purpose entails. If you do know what I am talking about could you impart more knowledge on this process so I can be ascertained that this was the way for the propagation of our society towards positive intellectual development.

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Difference Between Tawatur And Khabr-e Wahid

One of my friends claims that the distinction between mutawatir and ahad (individual-to-individual, isolated) hadith and historical reports was introduced by a certain "Bish bin Ghiyath". He was one of the experts of kalaam (scholastic theology). He was even considered as kafir. In other words, the source of the mutawaatir vs. ahaad distinction was people of bid’ah (innovation). It has been claimed that Imam Thahabi held this in Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala’. Please comment.

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Authenticity Of The Hadith Works

Are all the Hadith works other than the Siha-i Sitta (the so-called six canonical collections) inauthentic regardless of the chain of narrators?

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Must All Ahadith Be Reconciled With The Qur’an And The Sunnah?

My understanding of Hadith is that it is not a separate source of Islam. Subject matter of every Hadith must originate in the Holy Qur’an or the Sunnah. I say this because our Prophet (sws) could never do or say anything regarding Islam that was not part of the two basic sources (the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah). Therefore, a Hadith which cannot be reconciled with any of these two sources should be rejected. Is this approach correct?

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Why Was The Sunnah Not Protected?

assalaam-oalaykum

We learn that the Qur’ān and the Sunnah form part of the religion. We are told that God has promised to protect the “dhikr” (which I suppose includes both). Then why Allah did not protect the complete Sunnah. Hope you will help in this regards.

Thank you

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Role, Importance And Authenticity Of The Hadith

assalam-o-alaykum

Could you please tell me your views about the authority and status of the Ḥadīth of the Prophet (sws)? I also wanted to learn how can a person reject a Ḥadīth which has earlier been accepted by the Muslim scholars? Can a scholar introduce new explanations and new versions of Islamic interpretations?
Looking forward to your response.
Regards Faisal Hassan
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سنت کا ماخذ کیا ہے؟

سنت کا ماخذ کیا ہے؟ کیا احادیث و آثار اور روایات ہی سنت کے مآخذ نہیں ہیں؟

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کیا سنت کے ساتھ گناہ اور ثواب وابستہ ہے؟

جسے عرف عام میں سنت کہتے ہیں غامدی صاحب اسے معاملات اور عادت کہتے ہیں۔ تو کیا عرف عام میں جسے سنت کہا جاتا ہے اس کے ساتھ گناہ اور ثواب وابستہ ہے۔ پانی پینے کے حوالے سے جو سات سنتیں معروف ان کی کیا حقیقت ہے۔

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کیا کیا چیز سنت ہے؟

رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے کون کون سے اعمال سنت میں شامل ہیں۔

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اسوہ حسنہ سے مراد

رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی ذات کو اسوہ حسنہ قرار دینے کا کیا مطلب ہے؟

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