Hadiths in Fiqh books

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Are the Hadith narrations in the Hidayah Fiqh manual authentic?



As a rule one should only quote Hadiths from reliable Hadith books.

Just as one is not allowed to cite a Fiqh ruling (fatwa) from a Hadith book, or Hadith commentary. Similarly we should avoid copying Hadiths from Fiqh books.



1. The layman should avoid reading Hadith books of a high academic nature, even if they are reliable books, as this leads to unnecessary confusion. See here for one such example.

2. A Hadith expert will obviously be equipped enough to quote from any source after verification.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad 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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