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  • Abrogation In Hadith (Nasikh-o-Mansukh)

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar October 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Yes, scholars debate that in Ahadith some Akham are cancelled by the prophet’s later sayings. Therefore time period of his saying is tried to determine.

  • Ahmed Khan

    Member October 20, 2023 at 6:56 am

    There are two types of Hadith on cloth below ankles, one contains the wordings of pride second doesn’t have.

    So Cloth below ankles Hadith is Mansukh later on and associated with pride/showoff or else?

    • Umer

      Moderator October 21, 2023 at 5:01 pm

      The issue of abrogation only arises in the case of ahadith that contradict one another and when it is not possible to reconcile them. In that case, following criteria is usually considered by traditional scholars to determine the abrogation:

      – the Lawgiver (i.e. The Prophet) may state that they are abrogated, or

      – the Sahabi may say something to that effect, or

      – there may be consensus that the hadith concerning it is abrogated, or

      – the fact that it is abrogated may be known from chronological order.

      Following article provides a traditional overview in this regard:

      Hadith Abrogation

      And the attached paper may be studied in case one wants to delve further into this topic.


      As far as the ahadith regarding “isbal izar” (legwear below ankles) are concerned, it is not a matter of abrogation and there is no contradiction among those ahadith when all the related ahadith are studied together. Instead, those ahadith are complementing one another in providing a complete picture of the issue. It is one of the principles of understanding ahadith that all the ahadith on one particular topic and all their variants should be studied together so that proper context and complete meaning can be extracted from those ahadith. In case one narrator misses a point while narrating a hadith, the other narrator may mention that point which gives a better picture in another hadith.

      All those ahadith have already been studied in GCIL’s Hadith Project and their study makes it clear that the actual reason for such directive by Prophet Muhammad (sws) was to avoid Tehband hanging below the ankles because it was way of arrogant people to show and express their pride at that time.

      For Details of Hadith Project on this topic:


      لباس کی متکبرانہ وضع (1/2)


      لباس کی متکبرانہ وضع (2/2)

  • Ahmed Khan

    Member October 21, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Any Hadith work on the below?

    the fact that it is abrogated may be known from chronological order.

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar October 24, 2023 at 3:35 am

    No such work is known to us.

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