3.4CLASSIFICATION OF HADEETH
are divided into two main categories:
The Hadeeth Saheeh
If all of the narrators in the
fulfill the following three conditions, the
is classified as an accurate saying or action of the Prophet (
This means that we can be certain that the Prophet (
) actuallysaid or did what was reported in the
The narrators must all be known to be truthful.(2)
They must all have had good memories, or have written down what theyheard.
They must all have met each other.Such a
can be used to prove a point of Islamic Law which should befollowed. The
are the second most important source of Islamic Law andall true Muslims must follow them. Allaah in the Qur
Whatever the messenger give you, you should accept and whateverhe forbids you, you should reject.
The only way that we can follow that command of God is to learn the
of the Prophet (
) and put them into practice.The
mentioned at the beginning of the chapter is a
which teaches Muslims about Faith (
). True belief in God will cause the believer to treat others well especially their brothers in faith. Human beings
Scholars later graded the memories of narrators into excellent and acceptable. If all had excellentmemories the
and if some were acceptable it was rated
However, both categories are considered authentic.