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Question # : 43137


I came to know that we Hanafi accept weak Hadith as well, in deriving our fatwa. So, what is the need for segregation of Hadith as Sahih, Hasan, Zaeef, etc? Please respond to my question. I would be highly obliged.

Answer : 43137

Published on: Dec 27, 2012

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 98/79/N=1434)

If Sahih or Hasan hadith is available then no Imam accepts week hadith in any case. But if no Sahih or Hasan hadith is available or it is not clear on the ruling then in proving the ruling or fixing a meaning the week hadith is accepted by all the Imams and it is given preference on Qiyas, not only Ahnaf. For details see the booklet “Hadith Zaeef Ki Istidlali Haysiyat” by Hadhrat Mufti Abdullah Maroofi, Ustad Takhassus Fil Hadith, Darul Uloom Deoband. This booklet is available on the website of Darul Uloom as well.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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