What is Hadith?
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Dear Brother / Sister,
Please read the article given below.
The words or sayings of our Prophet.
Hadith means word or saying. It means the word, action or behavior that our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) approved through his blessed words, deeds and actions. In other words, hadith is the sunnah (the practices) of our Prophet. In addition, the branch of science that deals with hadiths is also called hadith.
Hadiths are the secondary source of Islam. Hadith is a science on its own but some of the concepts regarding hadith are given below:
Rawi: A person who reports the hadith to a person or people after him is called a rawi (narrator).
Sanad: The chain of narrators that is formed while the hadith is reported is called sanad. That is, the sanad of a hadith consists of the list of the narrators or reporters of that hadith or news coming from our Prophet (pbuh).
Sanad with ‘an’ (from) wording: In the narration of the hadith, the list of the narrators reported as from……. , from……… and reaching the Prophet is called sanad with ‘an’ ‘an’ wording.
İsnad: When a hadith is reported from someone to another and lastly is attributed to our Prophet, it is called isnad. If hadiths are taken from strong and sound sources and attributed to our Prophet correctly, they are called sahih (sound) hadiths.
Mashhur hadith: A hadith which was an ahad (narrated by only one person) hadith during the first century of Hegira, and which became mashhur (well-known) because it was narrated by a community that is impossible to agree on a wrong news is called a mashhur hadith.
Maqbul hadith: A mutawatir (reported by such a large number of people that they cannot be expected to agree upon a lie, all of them together), sahih, hasan (good) and sometimes daif (weak) hadith which is necessary to act accordingly.
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Questions on Islam
- Can we live and worship in a house having dog?
- Do we have to act in compliance with every hadith? We read and hear many hadiths as the statements of the Prophet. Are they really his statements?
- Will you write the names of the reliable hadith resources/books?
- Is the hadith about the acceptance of prayers on Friday sound?
- A comparision between the Qur'an and Hadith.
- The following is stated in a hadith: "Neither Mizan (Scales) nor reckoning is set for those who suffered from illnesses and misfortunes. Thawabs will be given to them like pouring of rain."
- “There are people who fast and get nothing from their fast except hunger, and there are those who pray and get nothing from their prayer but a sleepless night.” How should we understand this hadith?
- How should we understand the hadith, Mankind is in sleep, they wake up when they die?
- Is the statement 'Husayn is from me, and I am from Husayn' a hadith? If it is, how should it be understood?
- Will you explain the difference between a verse (ayah) and a hadith?