The types of Sahih Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim

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I have the following questions about Hadith:

1. Are all the Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim sahih li dhatihi or are there also some sahih li ghayrihi narrations? Please provide example if there are any?

2. For a Hadith to be classed as sahih li ghayrihi, does the supporting narration need to have the exact words or just the same meaning? If it just needs the same meaning, will it also include one part of a lengthy narration supporting a small narration?


1. There are also Sahih li ghayrihi Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim.

See two examples in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 986  and Hadith: 1008-1009 with Fathul Bari.


For further reading on this refer to: Siyar A’lamin Nubala, vol.7 pg.339, Al-Muqizah, pg.80 and Zafarul Amani, of Moulana ‘Abdul Hay Lakhnawi (rahimahullah) pg.146-147.

Also see: Tadribur Rawi, vol.2 pg.491-492 & vol.3 pg.69-71 with Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s footnotes and page 22-23 of ‘Min Manhajil Imam Muslim’ of Shaykh ‘Awwamah.


2. For the supporting narration to have the same meaning is sufficient, even if the support is found in a lengthy narration.

(Tadribur Rawi, vol.2 pg.160-161)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from 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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