The Application of "Khabar Al–Ahad" in the Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Acceptance among Islamic Scholars

Yousof A. Badawi

Abstract


The aim of this research is to study the acceptance of "Khabar Al – Ahad" in Islamic Comparative Jurisprudence. This has revealed the following findings:
1- The Prophet's Companions, and "Tabien", may Allah be pleased with them, used to accept "Khabar Al – Ahad" (in their judgments) at the time of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) and after his death.
2- The Prophet's Companions and "Tabien" used to refrain from accepting "Khabar Al – Ahad" in certain situations till they confirm the saying.
3- However, some schools of thought had put some constraints on accepting "Khabar Al – Ahad", such as contradicting Medina’s ways and customs, and that the narrator does not contradict himself… etc.

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