The Maqloob (disarranged) Hadith


(22) Al-Maqloob

It’s what a Shaykh narrated with a chain that isn’t supposed to be like that, so it becomes jumbled up for him so he jumps to the text of another Hadith after it with that chain. Or a name of a narrator becomes mixed up for him, like saying Murrah bin Ka’b instead of Ka’b bin Murrah, and Sa’d bin Sinaan instead of Sinaan bin Sa’d. So whoever does that is closer to being mistaken, and whoever intentionally does that and attaches a text to a chain which is not his, is a stealer of Hadiths, and he is the one whom it is said concerning him (فلان يسرق الحديث) ‘Fulaan yasriq al-Hadith’ – So and so steals Hadith.

And from that is to steal Hadiths which he didn’t hear, and so he claims he heard it from a man. And if he steals and comes with a weak chain to an authentic text which’s chain isn’t authentic, he is lesser in crime than one who stole a Hadith which’s text isn’t authentic and he constructed for it an authentic chain, for indeed this is a type of fabricating and false accusation. So if that is concerning the texts of Halaal and Haraam, then it’s the utmost sin, and he could prepare for himself a seat in Jahannam!

And as for stealing hearing and claiming one heard from a book or volumes, then this is mere lying, it’s not from lying upon the Messenger ﷺ, rather it’s from lying upon the Shuyookh. And the one who undergoes this will not prosper, and few are the ones whom Allaah covered them! So from them are those who get exposed during his lifetime, and from them are those who get exposed after his death. So we ask Allaah for covering and pardoning.

Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi