Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal

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Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Front cover of Musnad Imam Ahmad Ibne Hanbal.
AuthorAhmad ibn Hanbal
GenreHadith collection

Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal is a collection of Hadith collected by the Islamic scholar Ahmad ibn Hanbal,[1] to whom the Hanbali fiqh (legislation) is attributed.


It is said by some that Ibn Hanbal made a comment in regard to his book which reads as follows: "I have only included a hadith in this book if it had been used as evidence by some of the scholars." Certain Hanbali scholars, such as Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi claimed that the Musnad contains hadiths that are fabricated by interpolation (i.e. the narrator jumbling up information, mixing texts and authoritative chains), which were said to be nine Hadiths by some, or fifteen Hadiths by some others. However, it is agreed that the hadith that are suspected to be fabricated are not new hadiths that are creations of a dubious narrator's imagination.[2]

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  1. ^ A.C. Brown, Jonathan (2014). Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy. Oneworld Publications. p. 41. ISBN 978-1780744209.
  2. ^ Fatawa of Ibn Taimiya, vol 1, page 248.

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