What is considered as sahih Hadith?
A sahih hadith (also spelled "sahih hadit" or "sahih hadeeth") is a saying or action attributed to the Prophet Muhammad that meets the standards of authenticity set by Muslim scholars. Sahih is an Arabic word that means "genuine" or "authentic."
The criteria for determining the authenticity of a hadith include the following:
• The chain of transmission (isnad) is unbroken and contains reliable narrators.
• The narrators are known for their honesty, integrity, and reliability.
• The content of the hadith is consistent with the principles of Islamic theology and law
• The hadith is not in contradiction with other authentic hadiths.
Sahih hadiths are considered to be the most reliable and trustworthy hadiths and are used as the basis for Islamic theology and law. They are also considered as the primary source of religious guidance for Muslims.
It's important to note that the process of evaluation of hadiths is done by scholars and it's based on their knowledge and understanding of the transmission, content and the narrators reputation, and it could vary from one scholar to another.