Muhaddith is an
Islamic title, referring to one who profoundly knows and narrates hadiths, the chains of their narration ("asaneed"), and the original and famous narrators. A muhaddith can tell true hadith from forgeries. A muhaddith is a person, who is mainly familiar with narration of hadith, unlike faqih, who understands the meaning of hadith and can derive rules and laws from hadith.
According to the 8th century Imam, Sheikh Muhammad ibn Idris ash-
Shafi`i, a Muhaddith is someone who has memorised at least 400,000 narrations along with the chain of narrators for each narration.
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