A compilation of notes taken by students of knowledge in Shaykh Muhammad ibn Faqih's Science of Hadith class at the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC).

Homework Assignment #1

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Homework Assignment#1:

If you were not assigned a hadith in class, choose one hadith from the list on Page 8-10 and locate the following information:

1) Narrator of Hadith
2) Collector of Hadith (ie. Bukhari, Muslim, etc.)
3) The level of authenticity of Hadith


Angie said...

Hadith #14: “I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is it’s gate”

1. Narrator of Hadith:

This hadith is narrated by many unreliable chains. These isnads were deemed to be unreliable because the contain shia, liars and people accused of lying.

2. Collector of Hadith:

Al-Hakim, at-Tabarani and at-Tirmidhi with the wording “I am the house of Wisdom, and Ali is its door”

3. Level of Authenticity:

Albani declared the hadith to be mawdu`. Daraqutni labeled the hadith as mudtarib both in isnad and text. Tirmidhi labeled it as ghareeb and munkar. Bukhari said that hteh hadith has no sahih narration and declared it unacknowlegable. Al-Hakim declared that it is weak. Others who dismissed the hadith are Abu Zur`ah, Abu Hatim, Yahya bin Saeed, etc.

Aliha said...

Hadith # 25: "The ink of the scholar is holier than the
blood of the martyr."

1. Narrator of Hadith
It is on authority of al-Hasan al-

2. Collector of Hadith
Found in al-Manjaniqi collection of narrators.

3. Level of Authenticity
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi indicated it is a maudu' hadith. The statement is not of the Prophet (saw), but rather a statement of al-Hasan al-Basri.

Source: "An Introduction Science of Hadith" by Suhaib Hasan

Hiro said...

#24. “Seek knowledge, even if you have to go to China.”

Although, this line appears in many articles, websites, etc, there were no mention of who reported this line as a hadith. It seems that a line developed as an additional statement found relative to weak narrations of other hadith. Further, Ibn Hibban, Ibn al-Jauzi, and al-Albani declared that the line to be maudu (or fabricated).

Proven hadith that relative to this topic reads, ““Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim,” which was reported by Ibn Maajah in Hadeeth of Anas Ibn Maalik.


Aicha said...

HADITH #11 (حديث الثقلين): "I have left among you that which if you abide by, you will never go astray: the Book of Allah, and my Family, the Members of my House."

1. Narrator of Hadith:
Related by al-Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Ibn Abi 'Asim, al-Hakim, al-Tabarani, al-Dailami and al-Tahawi.

2. Collector of Hadith:
Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, Musnad Ahmed

3. Level of Authenticity:
Sahih (for this specific version.)

Mohammad Mertaban said...

Hadith #10: “I have left amongst you two things which, if you hold fast to them, you will never stray: the book of Allah, and my Sunnah."

1. Narrator of Hadith:

This hadith was narrated by Malik.

2. Collector of Hadith:

This hadith was collected by al-Hakim.

3. Level of Authenticity:

The hadith was declared sahih.

rhonda said...

Hadith #6: Allah says, "Neither My heaven nor My earth can contain Me, but the heart of My believing slave can contain Me."

Narrator of Hadith:

Al-Ghazali mentioned it in Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din but with different wording.

Level of Authenticity:

This Hadith is maudu`(fabricated). There is no Isnad from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). On the other hand, this hadith is similar to an Israelite Tradition.

amira yousef said...

Hadith #21) "Paradise is under the feet of mothers."

1) Narrator of Hadith:
Al-Nasai, Ibn Majah and Ahmad.

2) Collector of Hadith:
Al-Nasai and Ibn Majah.

3) Level of Authenticity:

Note) Al-Hakim, Al-Dhahabi and Al-Mundhiri deemed another version of the hadith, in which 'the Garden' is used in place of 'paradise', to be sahih.

Qanita said...

Hadith #13: "If the iman (faith) of Abu Bakr was weighed against the iman of all the people of the earth, the former would outweigh the latter."

1. Narrator of Hadith:

'Umar bin Khattab

2. Collector of Hadith:

Related by Ishaq b. Rahawaih and al-Baihaqi with a sahih isnad as a statement of 'Umar. It is also collected by Ibn 'Adi and al-Dailami from Ibn 'Umar as marfu', but in its isnad is 'Isa b. Abdullah, who is weak.

3. Level of Authenticity:

Daif. It is a statement of 'Umar (ra) and is not attributed to the Prophet (saw).

Dalia Bedair said...

Hadith #21: “Paradise lies beneath the feet of mothers”
Mu’awiya bin Jahima reports that his father Jahima (رضى الله عنه) went to the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and said, “It is my intention to go on jihad and I have come to solicit your advice.”
The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked him whether his mother was alive. Jahima (رضى الله عنه) replied that she was. “Then keep yourself busy in her service because Paradise lies beneath her feet,” the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) advised.
[Ahmad, Nisai, Baihaqi]

1) Narrator of Hadith: Mu’awiya bin Jahima reports that his father Jahima …
2) Collector of Hadith: al-Nisai, and Musnad Imam Ahmad Baihaqi Shareef, Ibn Majah
3) The level of authenticity of Hadith: Da’if

Kareem said...

Hadith #3: " Allah says, ' Neither My heaven nor My earth can contain Me, but the heart of My believing slave can contain Me' "

Al-`Iraqi said in his notes on Al-Ihya'. "I do not find a basis (i.e. isnad) for it", and al-Suyuti agreed with him, following al-Zarkashi.

1. Narrator - There is no narrator for this hadith.

2. Collector - The hadith was not collected.

3. Level of Authenticity - This is not even a hadith.

Ibn Taimiyyah said, "It is mentioned in the Israelite traditions, but there is no known isnad from the Prophet (s.a.w) for it."

Mouada said...

Hadith No. 25:

“The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.”

Level of authenticity: Hadith Maudu`

Collected By: Mentioned (collected) by Al Manjaniqi on authority of al-Hasan al-Basri

Chain of Narrators: None

Additional Comments: Al-Baghdadi said that it is maudu` as a statement of the Prophet’s (saw), but it is a statement of al-Hasan al-Basri

Jarir said...

Hadith #18: Hadith about the coming of the Mahdi and the return of Jesus Chrsit son of Mary.

1: Narrator of Hadith:
Although the Mahdi is not mentioned explicitly in the Sahih colletions of Buhkari or Muslim, there are Sahih ahadith of the Mahdi in other collections.

2. Collectors' of Hadith and level of Authenticity:
The collectors who have compiled many Hadith of the Signs of the day of judgment were many, some include, Musnad Imam Tirmidhi, Musnad Imam Ahmad, Musnad Imam Abu Ya'la, Musnad Abu Dawud, and many more, manyhave been authentiacted by Sheikh Al Albani, in his Silsilat Sahiha.

It should be noted that there are 69 established scholars of Ahlus Sunnah who accepted the idea of the Mahdi and 8 who rejected the idea.

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Sarah said...

Hadith #15: "My Companions are like the stars: whichever of them you follow, you will be guided ."

1. Narrator of Hadith:
This hadith has an unsound isnad.

2. Collector of Hadith:
None. Ibn Hazam states that the isnad is not only unreliablie but the hadith cannot be true for two reasons. 1) the Companions were not infallible, therefore they made mistakes, it would be wrong to say that follwoing any of them leads to guidance 2) the comparison with the stars is wrong, because not every star guides one through every journey.

3. Level of Authenticity:
This hadith is da'if or maudu'.

saly said...

Hadith #5 "When Allah completed creation, He wrote in a Book (which is) with Him, above His Throne, 'Verily, My Mercy will prevail over My Wrath.'"

1. Narrator of Hadith:

This hadith was narrated by Abu Hurayrah.

2. Collector of Hadith:

Sahih Muslim

3. Level of Authenticity:


Deana said...

Hadith #3: Allah says, "I was a hidden treasure, and I wished to be known, so I created a creation (mankind), then made Myself known to them, and they recognized me."

As-Sakhawi (student of Ibn Hajr al-Asqaleeny)said, "ibn Taymiyyah said, 'this is not from the words of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), and there is no known isnaad for it be it saheeh or da'eef.' And az-Zarkashee and our Shaykh (ibn Hajr) followed him (in this verdict)." ['al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah' of as-Sakhaawee (no. 838)]

As-Suyutee said, "this has no basis (laa asla lahu)" ['Durural Muntathira' of as-Suyutee (no.330)]

al-Ijloonee said, "this saying occurs often in the words of the sufis, who have relied on it, and built some of their principles on it."[ 'Kashf al-Khafaa' of al-Ijloonee (no.2016)]

al-Albaanee (contemporary) says, "this hadeeth has no basis" ['Silsilah ad-Da'eefah' (1/166)]

source: http://www.irfi.org/articles/articles_1501_1550/hadithfabricated_ahaadeeth.htm

However, Al Qari says that the meaning (of this hadith) is correct, which he deduced from the Qur'an; "I have not created the Jinn and Mankind, except to worship Me" - i.e. to recognize/knowme, as Ibn Abbas (Radiya Allahu 'Anhu) has explained

source: Science of Hadith by Dr. Suhaib Hasan (p. 56)

Movement said...

Hadith #22: “الجنةَ تحت ظلال السيوف" , " Heaven is under the shadow of the swords”

1. Narrator of Hadith:

Narrated by Abdallah Bin Qais.

2. Collector of Hadith:

Sahih Muslim

3. Level of Authenticity:


A.Bond-Salama said...

Hadith#24 "Seek Knowledge, even if you have to go to China"

Narrator of Hadith:

By a large group of scholars in many various books.It can be traced back to al-Hasan ibn Atiyyah from Abu Tarif ibn Salman from anas from the Prophet...

Level Authenticity:

This hadith as famous as it is, is considered extremely week, it is the opinion of scholars that it is the worst of fabricated hadith because it contains Ahmad al-Juwaybari who used to fabricate hadith

Ferdaus said...

Hadith #8: "Where is Allah (swt)?"

1. Narrator of Hadith:
Related by Malik, Shafi`i, and Muslim.

2. Collector of Hadith:
Found in Al-Muwatta`by Malik,Al-Risalah by Shafi`i, and Sahih by Muslim.

3. Level of Authenticity:
Sahih. The Prophet (saws)questioned a captive slave-girl by asking "Where is Allah?" and "Who am I?"

For the former she answered: "Above the heaven." For the latter she answered: "You are the Messenger of Allah (swt)."

Her first answer is found in the Qur'an: 67:16-17. Meaning that Allah (swt) is above and separate from His creation, not mixed in with it, the erroneous belief which leads to worship of creation.

May said...

Hadith #12 The hadith giving ten Companions, by name, the good tidings of Paradise

1. Narrator of Hadith:


Ibn Masud

2. Collector of Hadith:

Muslim, Bukhari, Abu Dawud

3. Level of Authenticity:


zoya said...

Hadith #23: “Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim.”

1. Narrator of hadith:
This hadith has many chains of narration on the authority of over a dozen Sahaba (ra), as well as 20 Tabi`een reporting from Anas (ra) alone.

2. Collector of hadith:
Ibn Majah, al-Baihaqi, al-Tabarani

3. Level of authenticity:
Al-Baihaqi regarded the text as mashhur & isnad as da’if, while al-Hakin & Ibn al-Salah regarded it as a mashhur hadith which is not sahih. Later scholars thought that the hadith had enough chains of narration to be considered hasan or sahih.

Adam said...

Hadith #5: (Qudsi) "When Allah decreed the Creation He pledged Himself by writing in His Book which is laid down with Him: My mercy prevails over my wrath.
1. Narrated by Abu Hurayrah ra who said that the Messenger of Allah sws said:
2. Muslim, al-Bukhari, an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah
3. Sahih

Samina said...

Hadith #9: "Love of one's homelans is part of faith"

1. Narrator of Hadith
No chain of narrators

2. Collector of Hadith:
Hadith was not collected

3. Level of Authenticity:
Hadith is maudu'. Scholars differ if the meaning is correct or not. Sometimes it is used to justify anti-Islamic nationalism and patriotism.

Suzanne said...

Hadith #16: "The differing amongst my Ummah is a mercy."

1. Narrator of Hadith: None.
2. Collector of Hadith: None.
3. Level of Authenticity: None.

There is no isnad for this Hadith. Some say that this Hadith is used as an excuse to either (1) follow people's views blindly without needing any reference to the Qur'an or Sunnah, or (2) to follow the easiest opinion for convenience, also without having to give references from the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Hisham L. said...

Hadith #2

"Verily, Allah has Ninety-Nine Names which if a person safeguards them, he will enter the Garden."

1) Narrated by:
Abu Hurayrah

2) Collected by:
al- Bukhari, Muslim, al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Ibn 'Asakir

3) Level of authenticity:
Hadith Sahih

yousef Ibn yousef said...


"the differing amongst my ummah ios a mercy"

narrator of hadith:
no isnad

collector of hadith:
al-subki said "it is not know to the scholars of hadith"

level of authenticity:
not know

Imran Khalid said...

Hadith #1: "Surah al-Ikhlas is worth a third of the Qur'an."

1. Narrator of Hadith:

declared by many scholars, including Ibn Taimiyyah, al-Suyuti, and Najm al-Din al-Iskandari.

2. Collector of Hadith:

It is related by al-Bukhari, Muslim and others

3. Level of Authenticity:

Mutawatir; al-Daraqutni said, "It is the most authentic one regarding the virtues of any surah."

Marya Bangee said...

Hadith #17: "My Ummah will split up into seventy-three sects: seventy-two will be in the Fire, and one in the Garden."

1. Narrator of Hadith:
A number of Sahabah have narrated different versions, including Abu Hurayrah (ra), Anas bin Malik (ra), `Awf bin malik (ra), etc.

2. Collector of Hadith:
Numerous narrations of this hadith are found in the collections of Abu Dawud, al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim, Ahmad and others.

3. Level of Authenticity:
They vary in being sahih, hasan, or da'if, but the hadith is established. Among those who have authenticated this hadith are al-Tirmidhi, al- Hakim, al-Shatibi, Ibn Taimiyyah, Ibn al-Qayyim, al-Dhahabi, Ibn Kathir, Ibn Hajar and al-'Iraqi.

Most narrations mention the splitting-up of the Jews and the Christians into seventy-one or seventy-two sects, all being in the Fire except one, prior to mention of the Muslims dividing even more. In some of the narrations, the Prophet (saws) describes the Saved Sect variously as "the Jama'ah (community, congregation, main body)", "the largest body (al-sawad al-a'zam)" and "that which follows what I and my Companions are upon." The hadith does not mean that the majority of Muslims will be in the Hellfire, for most of them ("the masses") are not involved in intentional, divisive innovation; further, mention of the Fire does not necessarily imply that the seventy-two sects will remain there forever, or that those sects are disbelievers.

Aslam said...

Hadith #26: "We have returned from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad (i.e. the struggle against the evil of one's soul)."

1. Narrator of Hadith: Not found.

2. Collector of Hadith: Not found.

3. Level of Authenticity: Marfu` by al-Baihaqi with a Da'eef isnad

It does not appear in any of the six collections of the Sahih Sittah.

Manzoor said...

Hadith #26: "We have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad."

Narrator of Hadith: None.

Collector of Hadith: al-Baihaqi

Level of Authenticity: Da'if

Ibn Hajar said that it is actually a saying of Ibrahim bin Abi 'Ablah, a Successor.

IbnFaqih said...

AsSalaam ‘alaikum ya Ahbaab Rasouli-Allah,

Everyone gets 10/10… I’m so proud of you!
Tonight, I shall chastise the others.

Mohammed ibn Ismail said...

Hadith #17: "My Ummah will split up into 73 sects: 72 will be in the fire, and 1 in the garden."

1. Narrator:

This hadith is in two slightly different wordings one narrated by Abu Huraira and the other by Abdullah ibn Amr

2. Collector of Hadith:

Abu Dawoon, Al-Tirmidhi, Ahmed, and Al-Hakim all with slightly different endings but similar wordings.

3. Authenticity:

Different wordings vary from Sahih, hasan, and daif.
Those who rated it sahih are:

Al-tirmidhi, Al-Hakim, Al-shatibi, Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Al-Qayim, Al-Dhahabi, Ibn Kathir, Ibn Hajar, and others.


This hadith does NOT mean that most muslims will be in the hell fire, since most of them (masses) are not involved in intentional divisive innovation, and extreme deviance. Furthermore mention of the fire does not necessarily imply that the 72 sects will remain therein forever or that those sects are disbelievers and out of the fold of Islam.

And Allah knows best!

Ruby said...

Hadith #7: "He who knows himself, knows his Lord."

*Narrator of Hadith: Al-Sam'ani stated that it was quoted by Yahya bin Mu'adh al-Raziwas.

*Collector of Hadith: Not collected

*Level of Authenticity: Various answers but majority support or are on the same lines w/ al-Albani who declared that its a false, baseless hadith. Da'if.

Amira A. said...

Hadith #25 – “The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr”

1)Narrator – Older narrators reporting from younger ones, on the authority of Hasan al-Basri.

2)Collector – Al Khatub al-Baghdadi and al-Manjaniqi on authority of Hasan al-Basri

3)Level of Authenticity – Maudu’ – A hadith that can’t be attributed to what the Prohpet (saaws) said.

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