The Book: ‘Defective Ahadeeth while they appear authentic’, by the ‘Allāmah Muqbil bin Hādi Al-Wādi’ī


Our Shaykh Abu Hatim, may Allah be good to you.

Is everything what is mentioned in the book “Defective Ahadeeth” of Shaykh Muqbil, may Allah have mercy upon him, unauthentic while also bearing in mind their different chains of narrations?

Or is it only in regards to that chain of narration which the Shaykh declared defective?


The ‘Allāmah Al-Wādi’ī, may Allah have mercy upon him, tread in his book “Defective Ahadeeth while they appear authentic” upon the way of the Imāms in the field of the hidden defects, in what relates their books dedicated to this subject.

Whereby he would mention the chain of narration which contains a damaging hidden defect, while it is apparent portrays the lack of it, while looking away from the rest of the chains of narrations of the hadīth and the general ruling upon that hadīth.

And it could be that the text of the hadīth has different chains of narrations which are authentic in the two “Sahīhs” or outside of the two, but that this specific chain of narration is defective.

Or perhaps he would mention the hadīth because it is defective in all it is different chains of narration.

But some of the people who have no knowledge of the way of the Imāms in regards to the manner and conduct in the authoring of the books which are written on the topic of defects, nor on their declaring ahadeeth defective, you would find them casting blame on the way of the ‘Allāmah Al-Wādi’ī, may Allah have mercy upon him, in this book, by saying that the text of a certain hadīth is authentically reported in the Sahīh!

And as preceded, this criticism is not in its correct place.

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allaah preserve him.


Answered on:
20th,Rabee’ Al-Aakhar, 1438H.

Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani.