Category «Hadith»

Articles explaining ahadith and hadith sciences.

Introduction to Hadith

This article is a brief introduction to hadith and its sciences for a Muslim beginner. It will discuss the following topics: 1. Why is the Sunnah Necessary? People who doubt the hadith and Sunnah are of different levels and types. This first section will respond to the beliefs of each of these different types. The …

Hadith Case Study: Does the Sun Set in a Muddy Spring?

The hadith by Abu Dharr al-Ghifaree about the sun setting is well-known, but there are a few variants. In general, the variants all show the Prophet (SAW) asking Abu Dharr during sunset whether he knew where the sun goes then telling him the answer of where it goes. All variants of the hadith note part …

Responding to 3 Common Arguments Against Hadith

In this short article, I will address three common arguments made by the Sunnah-rejecters (also known as hadith-rejecters or Quranists) for why they reject the Sunnah as a source of law in Islam and only accept the Quran. In a previous article, I detailed some of the many proofs in the Quran itself that the …

Does Quran say to Follow the Sunnah?

This article will explain in short some of the evidences in the Quran that show we must follow the Sunnah as an additional source of guidance after the Book of Allah. After that, the article will also discuss some of the objections that can be raised against it. Definition of Sunnah Before figuring out whether …

Quality of Narrators

The scholars did an immense amount of research on each narrator, their lives, their teachers, their students, and their narrations to figure out if they were reliable and trustworthy. This is the level of importance they placed on making sure the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ would remain completely preserved. They set two different general …

Authenticity of Hadith

Although we have many Aḥādīth, not all of them are authentic. Some may be narrated by weak narrators, some may be narrated by strong narrators and have mistakes, and some may be complete fabrications. Assuming that we wish to know how the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ practiced Islām, how do we we know which Aḥādīth from him …