Hadith of Mujaddid

Reza Mokhtari

There is a hadith among people which quotes the Prophet as saying, “God has appointed a scholar for every century who revives His faith”.  The author of the present article tries to find the source of the abovementioned hadith and make clear its reliability or unreliability. After some investigations, he concludes that there is no trace of this hadith among the Shia sources and it is of the Sunni sources and its narrator is Abu Hurayrih therefore this hadith is unreliable and should not be used as a reliable hadith.

Key Words: Hadith of Mujaddid, Reliability, Unreliability, Abu Hurayrih.

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