How one will identity whether a Hadith is Sahih, hasan, da’eef or mawdoo’

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Could you please clarify about the rank of hadith how one will identity whether it is sahih or hasan or da’eef or mawdoo’?


A: This is a science on its own. One who studies this science will know the procedures of determining whether the hadeeth is Sahih etc. Like a doctor who has studied the science of medicine can distinguish the different type of sicknesses.

Here under are a few books on the subject:

  1. شرح نخبة الفكر في مصطلح اهل الأثر
  2. ظفر الأماني
  3. خير الأصول
  4. تهذيب التهذيب
  5. ميزان الإعتدال


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)