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What is meant by mutaba’at of a Hadith?

What is meant by “Mutaba’ah” in Hadith?

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This is a technical term which refers to a supporting/ corroborating narrator who also reports a Hadith from the same source as another narrator (who is sometimes weak).


When a chain of narrators has a defective narrator, a supporting narrator can lend enough strength (depending on the level of weakness) and allow the Hadith to be deemed reliable.


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Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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