The Analysis Of Al-S̲h̲āfiʿī And Al-Ṭaḥāwī’s Views To Resolve Contradiction In Ḥadīths About Retaliation For A Loss Caused By A Dumb Animal

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Dr. Muhammad Waris Ali, Dr. Noor al Hassan, Ayaz Akhter, Dr Muhammad Naveed


Early Muslim theologians, al-Shāfiʿī(d204/820) and al-Ṭaḥāwī (d321/933) have discussed contradictory Ḥadīths in their books Ikhtilāfal-Ḥadīth & Sharaḥ M’āni al-Athār and tried to resolve their contradiction. There are contradictory Ḥadīths about the retaliation for a loss caused by a dumb animal. Both the theologians have discussed it in their books. The objective of this article is to highlight the approaches and methodologies used by them to resolve contradiction regarding the Ḥadīths about the matter. For this purpose, the discussions of both scholars have been comparatively analyzed. Both scholars differed with each other about the status of the contradictory Ḥadīths. According to al-S̲h̲āfiʿī there is no any contradiction between them. Both kind of Ḥadīths explain each other. But according to al-Ṭaḥāwī first Ḥadīth has been abrogated by the second.

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