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Types of Hadith in Islam

In Islam there are many types of Hadith, and we will know all of them. All of us know the three sources of legislation in Islam, and these sources are: ● The Holy Quran. ● Hadith. ● And comparison between situations. Here we will know types of Hadith in Islam, and all that should be known about Hadith.

What is Hadith, and Hadith meaning:

  The meaning of Hadith in Islam: Hadith in Islam is all what the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, or did. Hadith also includes the attributes of the beloved Prophet (SAW). As Muslims, we must make the Messenger our example to get Allah’s satisfaction. The source of Hadith:   All actions of the Prophet (SAW) are from Allah that was sent to Him by revelation; so all Muslims must believe in Hadith as it is not written by humans, but it was sent from Allah. We are here to know the types of Hadith that were mentioned in Islam.

Importance of Hadith:

  Before knowing types of Hadith, we have to know Its importance. As we know, Hadith is the second source of legislation in Islam, and has a role not less important than the Holy Quran. The importance of Hadith also will be clear when we know that it explains the Verses of the Holy Quran, and shows their meanings.  

Types of Hadith:

  As a second reliable source of Islam, Hadith has many types in Islam. These types are: 1. Hadith Sahih: It is the Genuine Hadith that has no weakness in its Isnad (chain of transmission), or in its Matn (text). The Genuine Hadith also has no contradiction of any kind of the established beliefs of Islam. We can say that “Hadith Sahih” is a name that was given to a “Faultless Hadith. 2. Hadith Hasan: It is also called fair Hadith; as it is similar to genuine Hadith. The difference between Hadith Sahih and Hadith Hasan is that the Narrator of the second type has defective memory compared to those of the first type. 3. Hadith Dhaif: This is the third type of types of Hadith in Islam, in which one or more of the Narrators are considered unreliable. In this type of Hadith, some serious doubts can be raised. 4. Forged Hadith: Is the last type, and it is totally forged Hadith. Forged Hadith is also called (Maudu). (Maudu Hadith) also called “Fabricated” Hadith having wording opposite to the confirming Prophetic (PBUH) traditions.  

Composition of Hadith in Islam:

  Hadith in Islam consists of 3 main components: 1. Matn: It means the content of Hadith that is the main component, and the most attractive part to the reader. “Matn” tells us about the right way of actions in different situations of life. 2. Isnad: It is Also one of the main components, it is a series of correspondents through which hadith has spread. 3. Taraf: Is the introductory text, and it is also the reference towards the personality of our Prophet’s life.
Hadith VS Quran:
The holy Quran is the word of Allah that was sent from Him to His Messenger Muhammad (SAW). Hadith also is sent from Allah through the beloved Prophet (SAW). No one can neglect the link between the Holy Quran and Hadith; as Hadith illustrates and shows the meaning of the Verses of the Holy Quran. It is important to say that the Holy Quran, and Hadith complement each other. In fact, they are antithetical to one another. Some Muslims say that the Holy Quran is the primary source, and so should override the false Hadith, however authentic they are claimed to be. The fact about Hadith VS Quran is that there is a strong relationship between them   See More : Hadith of the day

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