Shaykh Muhammad Zakariya al-Kandahlawi has mentioned that Imam Bukhari listed the following as criterion for a muhaddith:
- The four things which one must write are:
- The blessed ahadith of the Blessed Prophet and his rulings
- The sayings of the Sahaba and the status of each sahabi
- The sayings of the Tabieen (i.e., the Salaf-us Salaheen who met the Sahaba, but did not meet the Blessed Prophet). The level of each of the Tabieen. Who amongst them was reliable and who was unreliable
- Knowledge of all the narrators who narrate ahadith and their history
- The history of the narrators must include four things:
- Their Isma-ul-Rijjal (biographies)
- Their kunniyaat (nicknames)
- Their place of settlement
- Their date of birth and date of death (to verify whether this person met the people whom he narrated from)
Nasir Al Albani was quite careless when he weakens some hadith which Imam Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim said were authentic ( Sahih ) and couldn’t make up his mind about some of the narrators of hadith which makes him ineligible to be considered a muhaddith
No.1: (*Pg. 10 no. 1 ) Hadith: The Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said: “Allah says I will be an opponent to 3 persons on the day of resurrection: (a) One who makes a covenant in my Name but he proves treacherous, (b) One who sells a free person (as a slave) and eats the price (c) And one who employs a laborer and gets the full work done by him, but doesn’t pay him his wages.” [Bukhari no 2114-Arabic version, or see the English version 3/430 pg 236]. Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Z iyadatuh, 4/111 no. 4054″. Little does he know that this Hadith has been narrated by Ahmad and Bukhari from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him)!!
No.2: (*Pg. 10 no. 2 ) Hadith: “Sacrifice only a grown up cow unless it is difficult for you, in which case sacrifice a ram.” [Muslim no. 1963-Arabic edition, or see the English version 3/4836 pg. 1086]. Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 6/64 no. 6222.” Although this Hadith has been narrated by Imam’s Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Nisai and Ibn Majah from Jaabir (Allah be pleased with him)!!
No.3: (*Pg. 10 no. 3 ) Hadith: “Amongst the worst people in Allah’s sight on the Day of Judgement will be the man who makes love to his wife and she to him, and he divulges her secret.” [Muslim no. 1437- Arabic edition]. Al-Albani claims that this Hadith is DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/197 no. 2005.” Although it has been narrated by Muslim from Abi Sayyed (Allah be pleased with him)!!
No.4: (*Pg. 10 no. 4 ) Hadith: “If someone woke up at night (for prayers) let him begin his prayers with 2 light rak’ats.” [Muslim no. 768]. Al-Albani stated that this Hadith was DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 1/213 no. 718.” Although it is narrated by Muslim and Ahmad from Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him)!!
No.5: (*Pg. 11 no. 5 ) Hadith: “You will rise with shining foreheads and shining hands and feet on the Day of Judgement by completing Wudhu properly. . . . . . . .” [Muslim no. 246]. Al-Albani claims it is DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/14 no. 1425.” Although it has been narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him)!!
No.6: (*Pg. 11 no. 6 ) Hadith: “The greatest trust in the sight of Allah on the Day of Judgement is the man who doesn’t divulge the secrets between him and his wife.” [Muslim no’s 124 and 1437] Al-Albani claims it is DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/192 no. 1986.” Although it has been narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Abu Dawood from Abi Sayyed (Allah be pleased with him)!!
No.7: (*Pg. 11 no. 7 )Hadith: “If anyone READS the last ten verses of Surah al-Kahf he will be saved from the mischief of the Dajjal.” [Muslim no. 809]. Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/233 no. 5772.”
NB- The word used by Muslim is MEMORIZED and not READ as al-Albani claimed; what an awful mistake! This Hadith has been narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Nisai from Abi Darda (Allah be pleased with him)!! (Also recorded by Imam Nawawi in “Riyadh us-Saliheen, 2/1021″ of the English ed’n).
No.8: (*Pg. 11 no. 8 ) Hadith: “The Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) had a horse called al-Laheef.” [Bukhari, see Fath al-Bari of Hafiz Ibn Hajar 6/58 no. 2855]. But Al-Albani said that this Hadith was DAEEF in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 4/208 no. 4489.” Although it has been narrated by Bukhari from Sahl ibn Sa’ad (Allah be pleased with him)!!! Shaykh Saqqaf said: “This is only anger from anguish, little from a lot and if it wasn’t for the fear of lengthening and boring the reader, I would have mentioned many other examples from al-Albani’s books whilst reading them. Imagine what I would have found if I had traced everything he wrote?”
AL-ALBANI’S INADEQUACY IN RESEARCH
(* Vol. 1 pg. 20) Shaykh Saqqaf said: “The strange and amazing thing is that Shaykh l-Albani misquoted many great Hadith scholars and disregards them by his lack of knowledge, either directly or indirectly! He crowns himself as an unbeatable source and even tries to imitate the great scholars by using such terms like “Lam aqif ala sanadih”, which means “I could not find the chain of narration”, or using similar phrases! He also accuses some of the best memorizers of Hadith for lack of attention, even though he is the one best described by that!”
Now for some examples to prove our point:
No.9: (* Pg. 20 no. 1 ) Al-Albani said in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 6/251 no. 1847″ (in connection to a narration from Ali): “I could not find the sanad.” Shaykh Saqqaf said: “Ridiculous! If this al-Albani was any scholar of Islam, then he would have known that this Hadith can be found in “Sunan al-Bayhaqi, 7/121″ :- Narrated by Abu Sayyed ibn Abi Amarah, who said that Abu al-Abbas Muhammad ibn Yaqoob who said to us that Ahmad ibn Abdal Hamid said that Abu Usama from Sufyan from Salma ibn Kahil from Mu’awiya ibn Soayd who said, ‘I found this in my fathers book from Ali (Allah be pleased with him).’”
No.10: (* Pg. 21 no. 2 ) Al-Albani said in ‘Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/283′: Hadith of Ibn Umar ‘Kisses are usury,’ I could not find the sanad.” Shaykh Saqqaf said: “This is outrageously wrong for surely this is mentioned in ‘Fatawa al-Shaykh ibn Taymiyya al-Misriyah (3/295)’: ‘Harb said Obaidullah ibn Mu’az said to us, my father said to me that Soayd from Jiballa who heard Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) as saying: Kisses are usury.’ And these narrators are all authentic according to Ibn Taymiyya!”
No.11: (* Pg. 21 no. 3 ) Hadith of Ibn Masood (Allah be pleased with him): “The Qur’an was sent down in 7 dialects. Everyone of its verses has an explicit and implicit meaning and every interdiction is learly defined.” Al-Albani stated in his checking of “Mishkat ul-Masabih, 1/80 no. 238” that the author of Mishkat concluded many Ahadith with the words “Narrated in Sharh us-Sunnah,” but when he examined the chapter on Ilm and in Fadail al-Qur’an he could not find it! Shaykh Saqqaf said: “The great scholar has spoken! Wrongly as usual. I wish to say to this fraud that if he is seriously interested in finding this Hadith we suggest he looks in the chapter entitled ‘Al-Khusama fi al-Qur’an’ from Sharh-us-Sunnah (1/262), and narrated by Ibn Hibban in his Shohih (no. 74), Abu Ya’ala in his Musnad (no.5403), Tahawi in Sharh al-Mushkil al-Athar (4/172), Bazzar (3/90 Kashf al-Asrar) and Haythami has mentioned it in Majmoo’a al-Zawaid (7/152) and he has ascribed it to Bazzar, Abu Ya’ala and Tabarani in al-Awsat who said that the narrators are trustworthy.”
No.12: (* Pg. 22 no. 4 ) Al-Albani stated in his “Shohihah, 1/230” while he was commenting on Hadith no. 149: “The believer is the one who does not fill his stomach. . . . The Hadith from Aisha as mentioned by Al-Mundhiri (3/237) and by Al-Hakim from Ibn Abbas, I (Albani) could not find it in Mustadrak al-Hakim after checking it in his ‘Thoughts’ section.” Shaykh Saqqaf said: “Please don’t encourage the public to fall into the void of ignorance which you have tumbled into! If you check Mustadrak al-Hakim (2/12) you will find it! This proves that you are unskilled at using book indexes and the memorization of Hadith!”
No.13: (* Pg. 23 ) Another ridiculous assumption is made by al-Albani in his “Shohihah, 2/476” where he claims that the Hadith: “Abu Bakr is from me, holding the position of (my) hearing” is not in the book ‘Hilya’. We suggest you look in the book “Hilya , 4/73!”
No.14 (Hal.23 nr. 5) Al-Albani dalam “Shohihah, 1/638 nr. 365, cet.ke 4” mengatakan : Yahya Ibn Malik tidak dikenal/termasuk 6 ahli hadits karena dia ini tidak tercatat Tahdzib, Taqreeb dan Tadzhib.
Syeikh Seggaf berkata: ‘Itu menurut anda! Sebenarnya bukan begitu, nama julukannya ialah Abu Ayub Al-Maraagi dan ini ada didalam Tahdzib, Al-Tahdzib disebutkan oleh Hafiz ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani 12/19 cet.Dar Al-Fikr ! Hati-hatilah!
FURTHER EXAMPLES OF AL-ALBANI’S CONTRADICTIONS
No 15 : (* Pg. 7 )Al-Albani has criticized the Imam al-Muhaddith Abu’l Fadl Abdullah ibn al-Siddiq al-Ghimari (Rahimahullah) for mentioning in his book “al-Kanz al-Thameen” a Hadith from Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) with reference to the narrator Abu Maymoona: “Spread salaam, feed the poor. . . .”
Al-Albani said in “Silsilah al-Daeefa, 3/492”, after referring this Hadith to Imam Ahmad (2/295) and others: “I say this is a weak sanad, Daraqutni has said ‘Qatada from Abu Maymoona from Abu Hurayra: Unknown, and it is to be discarded.'” Al-Albani then said on the same page: “Notice, a slapdash has happened with Suyuti and Munawi when they came across this Hadith, and I have also shown in a previous reference, no. 571, that al-Ghimari was also wrong for mentioning it in al-Kanz.” But in reality it is al-Albani who has become slapdashed, because he has made a big contradiction by using this same sanad in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/238” where he says, “Classified by Ahmad (2/295), al-Hakim . . . from Qatada from Abu Maymoona, and he is trusted as in the book ‘al-Taqreeb’, and Hakim said: ‘A Shohih sanad’, and al-Dhahabi agreed with Hakim! So, by Allah glance at this mistake! Who do you think is wrong, the Muhaddith al-Ghimari (also Suyuti and Munawi) or al-Albani?
No 16 : (* Pg. 27 no. 3 ) Al-Albani wanted to weaken a Hadith which allowed women to wear golden jewellery, and in the sanad for that Hadith there is Muhammad ibn Imara. Al-Albani claimed that Abu Haatim said that this narrator was: “Not that strong,” see the book “Hayat al-Albani wa-Atharu. . . part 1, pg. 207.” The truth is that Abu Haatim al-Razi said in the book ‘al-Jarh wa-Taadeel, 8/45’: “A good narrator but not that strong. . .” So note that al-Albani has removed the phrase “A good narrator !”
NB-(al-Albani has made many of the Hadith which forbid Gold to women to be Shohih, in fact other scholars have declared these Hadith to be daeef and abrogated by other Shohih Hadith which allow the wearing of gold by women. One of the well known Shaykh’s of the “Salafiyya” – Yusuf al-Qardawi said in his book: ‘Islamic awakening between rejection and extremism, pg. 85: “In our own times, Shaykh Nasir al-Din al-Albani has come out with an opinion, different from the consensus on permitting women to adorn themselves with gold, which has been accepted by all madhahib for the last fourteen centuries. He not only believes that the isnad of these Ahadith is authentic, but that they have not been revoked. So, he believes, the Ahadith prohibit gold rings and earrings.” So who is the one who violates the ijma of the Ummah with his extreme opinions?!)
No 17: (* Pg. 37 no. 1 )Hadith: Mahmood ibn Lubayd said, “Allah’s Messenger (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) was informed about a man who had divorced his wife 3 times (in one sitting), so he stood up angrily and said: ‘Is he playing with Allah’s book whilst I am still amongst you?’ Which made a man stand up and say, ‘O Allah’s Messenger, shall I not kill him?'” (al-Nisai). Al-Albani declared this Hadith to be Daeef in his checking of “Mishkat al-Masabih, 2/981, 3rd edition, Beirut, 1405 A.H; Maktab al-Islami”, where he says: “This man (the narrator) is reliable, but the isnad is broken or incomplete for he did not hear it directly from his father.” Al-Albani then contradicts himself in the book “Ghayatul Maram Takhreej Ahadith al-Halal wal Haram, no. 261, pg. 164, 3rd Edn, Maktab al-Islami, 1405 A.H”; by saying it is SHOHIH!!!
No 18 : (* Pg. 37 no. 2)Hadith: “If one of you was sleeping under the sun, and the shadow covering him shrank, and part of him was in the shadow and the other part of him was in the sun, he should rise up.” Al-Albani declared this Hadith to be SHOHIH in “Shohih al-Jami al-Sagheer wa Ziyadatuh (1/266/761)”, but then contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in his checking of “Mishkat ul-Masabih, 3/1337 no. 4725, 3rd Ed” and he has referred it to the Sunan of Abu Dawood!”
No 19 : (* Pg. 38 no. 3 )Hadith: “The Friday prayer is obligatory on every Muslim.” Al-Albani rated this Hadith to be DAEEF in his checking of “Mishkat al-Masabih, 1/434”, and said: “Its narrators are reliable but it is discontinuous as is indicated by Abu Dawood”. He then contradicts himself in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/54 no. 592”, and says it is SHOHIH!!! So beware o wise men!
No 20 : (* Pg. 38 no. 4 ) Al-Albani has made another contradiction. He has trusted Al-Muharrar ibn Abu Hurayra in one place and then weakened him in another. Al-Albani certifies in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 4/301” that Muharrar is a trustee with Allah’s help, and Hafiz (Ibn Hajar) saying about him “accepted”, is not accepted, and therefore the sanad is Shohih. He then contradicts himself in “Shohihah 4/156” where he makes the anad DAEEF by saying: “The narrators in the sanad are all Bukhari’s (i.e.; used by Imam al-Bukhari) men, except for al-Muharrar who is one of the men of Nisai and Ibn Majah only. He was not trusted accept by Ibn Hibban, and that’s why al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar did not trust him, Instead he only said ‘accepted!'” So beware of this fraud!
No 21 : (* Pg. 39 no. 5 ) Hadith: Abdallah ibn Amr (Allah be pleased with him): “The Friday prayer is incumbent on whoever heard the call” (Abu Dawood). Al-Albani stated that this Hadith was HASAN in “Irwa al-Ghalil 3/58”, he then contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in “Mishkatul Masabih 1/434 no 1375”!!!
No 22 : (* Pg. 39 no. 6 ) Hadith: Anas ibn Malik (Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) used to say : “Do not be hard on yourself, otherwise Allah will be hard on you. When a people were hard on themselves, then Allah was hard on them.” (Abu Dawood) Al-Albani stated that this Hadith was DAEEF in his checking of “Mishkat, 1/64”, but he then contradicts himself by saying that this Hadith is HASAN in “Ghayatul Maram, pg. 141”!!
No 23: (* Pg. 40 no. 7 ) Hadith of Sayyida Aisha (Allah be pleased with her): “Whoever tells you that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to urinate while standing, do not believe him. He never urinated unless he was sitting.” (Ahmad, Nisai and Tirmidhi ) Al-Albani said that this sanad was DAEEF in “Mishkat 1/117.” He then contradicts himself by saying it is SHOHIH in “Silsilat al-Ahadith al-Shohihah 1/345 no. 201”!!! So take a glance dear reader!
No 24 : (* Pg. 40 no. 8 ) Hadith “There are three which the angels will never approach: The corpse of a disbeliever, a man who wears ladies perfume, and one who has had sex until he performs ablution” (Abu Dawood). Al-Albani corrected this Hadith in “Shohih al-Jami al-Sagheer wa Ziyadatuh, 3/71 no. 3056” by saying it was HASAN in the checking of “Al-Targhib 1/91” [Also said to be Hasan in the English translation of ‘The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding, pg. 11]. He then makes an obvious contradiction by saying that the same Hadith was DAEEF in his checking of “Mishkatul-Masabih, 1/144 no. 464″ and says that the narrators are trustworthy but the chain is broken between Al-Hasan al-Basri and Ammar (Allah be pleased with him) as al-Mundhiri had said in al-Targhib (1/91)!!
No 25 : (* Pg. 42 no. 10 ) It reached Malik (Rahimahullah) that Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) used to shorten his prayer, in distances such as between Makkah and Ta’if or between Makkah and Usfan or between Makkah and Jeddah. . . . Al-Albani has weakened it in “Mishkat, 1/426 no. 1351″, and then contradicts himself by saying it is SHOHIH in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/14″!!
No 26 : (* Pg. 43 no. 12 ) Hadith: “Leave the Ethiopians as long as they leave you, because no one takes out the treasure of the Ka’ba except the one with the two weak legs from Ethiopia.” Al-Albani has weakened this Hadith in his checking of “Mishkat 3/1495 no. 5429″ by saying: “The sanad is DAEEF.” But then he contradicts himself as is his habit, by correcting it in “Shohihah, 2/415 no. 772.”
An example of al-Albani praising someone in one place and then disparaging him in another place in his books
Contoh (Sifat) dari Al-Albani ialah pertama memuji seseorang disatu tempat dibukunya dan dilain tempat mengecilkan orang tersebut.!!
No 27 : (* Pg. 32 ) He praises Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami in the book ‘Shohih al Targhib wa Tarhib, page 63′, where he says: “I want you to know one of the things that encouraged me to. . . . which has been commented by the famous and respected scholar Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami” . . . . And he also said on the same page, “And what made me more anxious for it, is that its checker, the respected Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami has announced. . . .” Al-Albani thus praises Shaykh al-Azami in the above mentioned book; but then makes a contradiction in the introduction to ‘Adaab uz Zufaaf (The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding), new edition page 8′, where he said: “Al-Ansari has used in the end of his letter, one of the enemies of the Sunnah, Hadith and Tawhid, who is famous for that, is Shaykh Habib al-Rahman al-Azami. . . . . For his cowardliness and lack of scholarly deduction. . . ..”
NB – (The above quotation from Adaab uz Zufaaf is not found in the English translation by his supporters, which shows that they deliberately avoided translating certain parts of the whole work). So have a glance at this!
No 28 : (* Pg. 143 no. 1 ) Hadith of Abi Barza (Allah be pleased with him): “By Allah, you will not find a man more just than me” (Sunan al-Nisai, 7/120 no. 4103). Al-Albani said that this Hadith was SHOHIH in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 6/105 no. 6978″, and then he astonishingly contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in “Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, pg. 164 no. 287.” So beware of this mess!
No 29 : (* Pg. 144 no. 2 ) Hadith of Harmala ibn Amru al-Aslami from his Uncle: “Throw pebbles at the Jimar by putting the extremity of the thumb on the fore-finger.” (Shohih Ibn Khuzaima, 4/276-277 no. 2874) Al-Albani acknowledged its weakness in “Shohih Ibn Khuzaima” by saying that the sanad was DAEEF, but then contradicts himself by saying it is SHOHIH in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 1/312 no. 923!”
No 30 : (* Pg. 144 no. 3 ) Hadith of Sayyidina Jabir ibn Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him): “The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was asked about the sexually defiled [junubi]. . . can he eat, or sleep. . . He said :’Yes, when this person makes wudhu.’” (Ibn Khuzaima no. 217 and Ibn Majah no. 592). Al-Albani has admitted its weakness in his comments on “Ibn Khuzaima, 1/108 no. 217″, but then contradicts himself by correcting the above Hadith in “Shohih Ibn Majah, 1/96 no. 482 “!!
No 31 : (* Pg. 145 no. 4 ) Hadith of Aisha (Allah be pleased with her): “A vessel as a vessel and food as food” (Nisai, 7/71 no. 3957). Al-Albani said that it was SHOHIH in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/13 no. 1462″, but then contradicts himself in “Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, no. 263 pg. 157″, by saying it is DAEEF!!!
No 32 : (* Pg. 145 no. 5 ) Hadith of Anas (Allah be pleased with him): “Let each one of you ask Allah for all his needs, even for his sandal thong if it gets cut.” Al-Albani said that the above Hadith was HASAN in his checking of “Mishkat, 2/696 no. 2251 and 2252″, but then contradicts himself in “Daeef al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/69 no. 4947 and 4948″!!!
No 33 : (* Pg. 146 no. 6 ) Hadith of Abu Dharr (Allah be pleased with him): “If you want to fast, then fast in the white shining nights of the 13th, 14th and 15th.” Al-Albani declared it to be DAEEF in “Daeef al-Nisai, pg. 84″ and in his comments on “Ibn Khuzaima, 3/302 no. 2127″, but then contradicts himself by calling it SHOHIH in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 2/10 no. 1448″ and also corrected it in “Shohih al-Nisai, 3/902 no. 4021″!! So what a big contradiction!
NB- (Al-Albani mentioned this Hadith in ‘Shohih al-Nisai’ and in ‘Daeef al-Nisai’, which proves that he is unaware of what he has and is classifying, how inept!).
No 34 : (* Pg. 147 no. 7 )Hadith of Sayyida Maymoonah (Allah be pleased with her): “There is nobody who has taken a loan and it is in the knowledge of Allah. . . .” (Nisai, 7/315 and others). Al-Albani said in “Daeef al-Nisai, pg 190″: “Shohih, except for the part al-Dunya.” Then he contradicts himself in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/156″, by saying that the whole Hadith is SHOHIH, including the al-Dunya part. So what an amazing contradiction!
No 35 : (* Pg. 147 no. 8 )Hadith of Burayda (Allah be pleased with him): “Why do I see you wearing the jewellery of the people of hell” (Meaning the Iron ring), [Nisai, 8/172 and others. . .]. Al-Albani has said that it was SHOHIH in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/153 no. 5540″, but then contradicts himself by saying it is DAEEF in “Daeef al-Nisai, pg. 230″!!!
No 36 : (* Pg. 148 no. 9 )Hadith of Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him): “Whoever buys a carpet to sit on, he has 3 days to keep it or return it with a cup of dates that are not brownish in colour” (Nisai 7/254 and others). Al-Albani has weakened it with reference to the ’3 days’ part in “Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, pg. 186″, by saying: “Correct, except for 3 days.” But the ‘genius’ contradicts himself by correcting the Hadith and approving the ’3 days’ part in “Shohih al-Jami wa Ziyadatuh, 5/220 no. 5804″. So wake up (al-Albani)!!
No 37 : (* Pg. 148 no. 10 )Hadith of Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him): “Whoever catches a single rak’ah of the Friday prayer has caught (the whole prayer).” (Nisai 3/112, Ibn Majah 1/356 and others). Al-Albani has weakened it in “Daeef Sunan al-Nisai, no. 78 pg. 49″, where he said: “Abnormal (shadh), where Friday is mentioned.” He then contradicts himself by saying SHOHIH, including the Friday part in “Irwa, 3/84 no. 622 .” May Allah heal you!
AL-Albani and his Defamation and Authentication of Narrators at will !
No 38 : (* Pg 157 no 1 ) KANAAN IBN ABDULLAH AN-NAHMY :- Al-Albani said in his “Shohihah, 3/481″ : “Kanaan is considered Hasan, for he is attested by Ibn Ma’een.” Al-Albani then contradicts himself by saying, “There is weakness in Kanaan” (see “Daeefah, 4/282″)!!
No 39 : (* Pg. 158 no. 2 ) MAJA’A IBN AL-ZUBAIR :- Al-Albani has weakened Maja’a in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 3/242″, by saying, “This is a weak sanad because Ahmad has said: ‘There is nothing wrong with Maja’a’, and Daraqutni has weakened him. . .” Al-Albani then made a contradiction in his “Shohihah, 1/613″ by saying: “His men (the narrators) are trusted except for Maja’a who is a good narrator of Hadith.” An amazing contradiction!
No 40 : (* Pg. 158 no. 3 ) UTBA IBN HAMID AL-DHABI :- Al-Albani has weakened him in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 5/237″ by saying: “And this is a weak (Daeef) sanad which has three defects. . . . the second defect is the weakness of al-Dhabi, the Hafiz said: ‘A truthful narrator with hallucinations’”. Al-Albani then makes an obvious contradiction in “Shohihah, 2/432″, where he said about a sanad which mentions Utba: “And this is a good (Hasan) sanad, Utba ibn Hamid al-Dhabi is trustworthy but has hallucinations, and the rest of the narrators in the sanad are trusted.” !!
No 41: (* Pg. 159 no. 4 )HISHAM IBN SA’AD :- Al-Albani said in his “Shohihah, 1/325″: “Hisham ibn Sa’ad is a good narrator of Hadith.” He then contradicts himself in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 1/283″ by saying: “But this Hisham has a weakness in memorizing” So what an amazement !!
No 42 : (* Pg. 160 no. 5 ) UMAR IBN ALI AL-MUQADDAMI :- Al-Albani has weakened him in “Shohihah, 1/371″, where he said: “He in himself is trusted but he used to be a very bad forger, which makes him undependable. . . .” Al-Albani then contradicts himself again in “Shohihah, 2/259″ by accepting him and describing him as being trustworthy from a sanad which mentions Umar ibn Ali. Al-Albani says: “Classified by Hakim, who said: ‘A Shohih Isnad (chain of transmission)’, and al-Dhahabi went along with it, and it is as they have said.” So what an amazement !!!
No 43: (* Pg. 160 no. 6 )ALI IBN SA’EED AL-RAZI :- Al-Albani has weakened him in “Irwa, 7/13″, by saying: “They have said nothing good about al-Razi.” He then contradicts himself in another ‘fantastic’ book of his, “Shohihah, 4/25″, by saying: “This is a good (Hasan) sanad and the narrators are all trustworthy.” So beware !!!
No 44: (* Pg. 165 no. 13 ) RISHDIN IBN SA’AD :- Al-Albani said in his “Shohihah, 3/79″ : “In it (the sanad) is Rishdin ibn Sa’ad, and he has been declared trustworthy.” But then he contradicts himself by declaring him to be DAEEF in “Daeefah, 4/53″; where he said: “And Rishdin ibn Sa’ad is also daeef.” So beware!!
No 45: (* Pg. 161 no. 8 ) ASHAATH IBN ISHAQ IBN SA’AD :- What an amazing fellow this Shaykh!! Al-Albani!! Proves to be. He said in “Irwa al-Ghalil, 2/228″: “His status is unknown, and only Ibn Hibban trusted him.” But then he contradicts himself by his usual habit! Because he only transfers from books and nothing else, and he copies without knowledge; this is proven in “Shohihah, 1/450″, where he said about Ashaath: “Trustworthy”. So what an amazement !!!
Nr.46: (* Pg. 162 no. 9 ) IBRAHIM IBN HAANI :- The honourable!! The genius!! The copier!! Has made Ibrahim ibn Haani trustworthy in one place and has then made him unknown in another. Al-Albani said in ‘Shohihah, 3/426′: “Ibrahim ibn Haani is trustworthy”, but then he contradicts himself in “Daeefah, 2/225″, by saying that he is unknown and his Ahadith are refused!!
No 47: (* Pg. 163 no. 10 ) Al-Ijlaa Ibn Abdullah Al-Kufi : Al-Albani has corrected a sanad by saying it is good in “Irwa, 8/7″, with the words: “And its sanad is good, the narrators are trustworthy, except for Ibn Abdullah al-Kufi who is truthful.” He then contradicts himself by weakening the sanad of a Hadith where al-Ijlaa is found and has made him the reason for declaring it DAEEF (see ‘Daeefah, 4/71′); where he said: “Ijlaa ibn Abdullah has a weakness.” Al-Albani then quoted Ibn al-Jawzi’s (Rahimahullah) words by saying: “Al-Ijlaa did not know what he was saying .”!!!
No 48: (* Pg. 67-69 ) ABDULLAH IBN SALIH : KAATIB AL-LAYTH :- Al-Albani has criticised Al-Hafiz al-Haythami, Al-Hafiz al-Suyuti, Imam Munawi and the Muhaddith Abu’l-Fadl al-Ghimari (Allah’s mercy be upon them) in his book “Silsilah al-Daeefah, 4/302″, when checking a Hadith containing the narrator Abdullah ibn Salih. He says on page 300: “How could Ibn Salih be all right and his Hadith be good, even though he has got many mistakes and is of little awareness, which also made some fraudulent Hadiths enter his books, and he narrates them without knowing about them!” He has not mentioned that Abdullah ibn Salih is one of Imam al-Bukhari’s men (i.e. used by al-Bukhari), because it does not suit his mode, and he does not state that Ibn Ma’een and some of the leading critics of Hadith have trusted him. Al-Albani has contradicted himself in other places in his books by making Hadiths containing Abdullah ibn Salih to be good, and here they are :- Al-Albani said in “Silsilah al-Shohihah, 3/229″ : “And so the sanad is good, because Rashid ibn Sa’ad is trustworthy by agreement, and who is less than him in the men of Shohih, and there is also Abdullah ibn Salih who has said things that are unharmful with Allah’s help!!”.”
Al-Albani also said in “Shohihah, 2/406″ about a sanad which contained Ibn Salih: “a good sanad in continuity.” And again in “Shohihah, 4/647″: “He’s a proof with continuity”
NB- (Shaykh Saqqaf then continued with some important advice, this has been justify untranslated for brevity but one may refer to the Arabic for further elaboration). By the grace of Allah, this is enough from the books of Shaykh Saqqaf to convince any seeker of the truth, let alone the common folk who have little knowledge of the science of Hadith. If anyone is interested for hundreds of other similar quotes from Shaykh Saqqaf, then I suggest you write to the following address to obtain his book Tanaqadat al-Albani al-Wadihat (The Clear Contradictions of al-Albani).
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Tanaqadat al-Albani al-Wadihat by Shaykh Hasan Al Saqqaf