13) ASNAAD OF HADEETH OF GHADEER

a) Hafidh Abu Isa Tirmadhi has said in his Sahih (one of Sihah Sitta) that "This is a Hassan and Sahih (Correct) Hadeeth."

b) Hafidh Abu Ja'afar Tahawi has said in Mushkil-ul-Athar. "So, this Hadeeth is Sahih (Correct) aczording to Asnaad and no one has said anything against its narrators."

c) Abu Abdillah Hakim Neshapuri has narrated this Hadeth from several chains in Mustadrak and has said that this Hadeeth is Sahih (correct).

d) Abu Mohammad Ahmad bin Moharnmad Asimi has said in Zainul Fata: "This Hadeeth is accepted by Ummah and it is conforming to the Usul".

Likewise, the following traditionalists (among hundreds of others) have said that this Hadeeth is Sahih (Correct):

1

Abu Abdillahl Mahamili Baghdadi in his 'Amali'

2

Hafidh Ibn Abdil Bar Qartabi in Istiab

3

Ibn ul-Maghazili Shafii in Manaquib

4

Ghazali in Sirrul Aalamin

5

Abul-Faraj Ibn Jauzi in his Manaqib

6

Sibt Ibn Jauzi in Tadhkira

7

Ibn Abil Hadid Mutazili in his Sharh-e-Nahjul-Balagha

8

Abu Abdillah Ganji Shafu in Kifaya

9

Alauddeen Samnani in Al-Urwatul-Wuthaua

10

Ibn Hajar Asqalani in Tahzibut-Tahzib

11

Ibn Katheer Demashqui in his Tarikh

12

Jalaluddeen Suyuti Qastalani in Mawahib

13

Qastalani in Mawahib

14

Ibn Hajar Malcki in Sawaiq

15

Abdul-Haq Dehlawi in Sharhul-Mishkaat

 

and many others

Important: It should be mentioned here that all the names mentioned above are of Sunni scholars; and when a Sunni uses the words Sahih or (correct). In Sunni usage, a Hadeeth is called Sahih when it is narrated by persons of approved probiety (Aadil), having perfect memory, and does not have any defect and is not unusual.

If the above virtues are found in in the Sanad of a Hadeeth but the memory of one or more of its narrators is a degree less than that required for a Sahih then it is called Hassan.

So when the Sunni scholars say that the Hadeeth of Ghadeer is Sahih they mean that its narrators are of approved probiety (do not have any defect in belief and deeds), have perfect memory, and that this Hadeeth has no defect. 

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