The Unique Hadiths in al-Mu'jam al-Awsat and their Appendages

الأحاديث التي أعلها الإمام الطبراني في المعجم الأوسط بالتفرد ولها متابعات

  • Imdadullah PhD scholar, Department of Hadith & Its Sciences, Faculty of Usul ud din, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • F. Gorashi Professor Chairman Department of Hadith & Its Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad
Keywords: Imam al-Tabarani, Al-Mu'jam Al-Awsat, singularity of narrators, appendages


Al-Mu'jam Al-Awasat by Imam Sulaiman bin Ahmad Al-Tabarani consists of hadiths with the chain of transmission. Also, Imam Al- Tabarani has passed comments which are regarded as "Elal al-Hadith" that when a narrator individually narrated the hadith from his teacher so, it is considered weak in the chain of transmission of hadith. Likewise a unique narration of an unreliable narrator is rejected among the scholars of hadith. It is called in hadith sciences ‘the appendage’ (Mutaba'a). A critical study of five hundred hadiths of the book of Al- Tabarani shows that many comments of Al- Tabarani are self-contradictory and hence dismissed. Several hadith's scholars criticized some of Al- Tabarani's comments like Ibne Hajar Al-Asqalani in his book (تغليق التعليق) and Abu Ishaq Al-Huwaini in his book (تنبيه الهاجد إلى ما وقع من النظر في كتب الأماجد).

This article shows the significance of different kinds of appendages.

How to Cite
Imdadullah and F. Gorashi 2023. The Unique Hadiths in al-Mu’jam al-Awsat and their Appendages. Al-Idah . 41, - 1 (Jan. 2023), 86 - 106. DOI: