Dear respected Shaykh, assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. What is the meaning of the scholars' statement when they want to strengthen a hadeeth through its various narrations and say, "it has paths which strengthen each other?" Is this considered to be judging the hadeeth to be saheeh or hasan? How is the main path of the hadeeth considered when the other many paths of hadeeths are used to strengthen the original hadeeth? When the early scholars of hadith and the latter-day scholars differ about the ruling of a hadeeth whereby some of the strengthen the hadeeth, and others consider it to be weak, which of the two views is worthy of following? Is there a difference between the following statements by the scholars: "they agreed upon it," "they had a consensus," and "there is no difference on that?" What is the ruling about acting according to the statement or action of a Sahabi? Is it considered to be a proof or not? What is the difference between these words: "This opinion was considered to preponderant by so and so," "this opinion was chosen by so and so," this was the mathab of so and so," "so and was inclined towards to it," "it was supported by so and so?" Is there a difference between these words, "the proofs for this statement are such and such," "this opinion was supported by such and such a proof?" What is the meaning of the scholar's statement: "So and so affirmed this?" Does it mean that he explained it or he mentioned it? The scholars say, "So and so said this, and he was followed by so and so." How do we know that such a person followed the other person, and did not arrive at that opinion through his own ijtihad (deriving an Islamic ruling)? The scholars say, "The well-versed scholars said?" Who are the well-versed scholars? Is there a difference between these words, " This is where the summary of the issue ends," and "This is end of my own words which I have used to explain the opinion," and a situation where both these statements are used. The scholars say, "The scholars of hadeeth and usool al-fiqh have established such and such a thing? What does this mean? Is there a difference between the scholars' statement: "This is of two sections," and "this is of two types?" What is the meaning of the scholars' statement: "This hadeeth is ma'lool." Does this means that the hadeeth is weak?" What is the meaning of the scholars' statement: "There is so and so in the chain of narrators of this hadeeth, and the scholars spoke about it?"
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