What is meant when a narration is ghayr mahfuz?

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What is meant when it is said that a narration is ‘ghayr mahfuz’ ?



The term ‘ghayr mahfuz’ is a synonym for the term ‘shadh’.

A Hadith like this is usually weak.

(Sharh Nukhbah and Tadrib)

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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