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Can a weak narration rise to acceptance with corroboration?

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In your answers, I have seen you many times, mention a weak narration is raised to level of hasan. I was wondering, is this in accordance to the methodology of earlier Hadith scholars such as from the salaf or a modern day invention?


This is an established principle from the salaf; the earlier scholars as early as Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and is well documented by the writers in Hadith terminology.

When a Hadith is reported with a weak chain, but has the support of another suitable chain or other texts on the same topic, it can be rightfully judged as sound (hasan lighayrihi).

See Muqaddimah Ibnus Salah, Sharh Nukhbah and Tadribur Rawi, vol.3 pg.72-75.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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