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The definition of Al Ma’lul

What is the definition of Al Ma’lul?


Al Ma’lul refers to a Hadith that apparently fulfils all the conditions of As Sahih [an authentic Hadith], but in reality it has a hidden defect which effectively renders that Hadith weak.

These subtle defects were usually extremely difficult to detect and were only identified by the Hadith experts.

(Refer: Ibnus Salah, pg. 89-93 and Sharhun Nukhbah, pg. 59 and 92)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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