THE EFFECT OF THE ARABIC LANGUAGE IN DISTINGUISHING AN ACCEPTABLE HADITH FROM REFUSED HADITH -AN ANALYTICAL STUDY-
This research tries to shed light on the extent of the interest of hadith scholars in the Arabic language, by presenting practical models that highlight some areas of the influence of the Arabic language in distinguishing between the accepted hadith from the refused. The study ended with an important conclusion: The need of the prophetic hadith for the Arabic language is no less than the need of the Arabic language for the prophetic hadith, as lack of knowledge in the Arabic language and the different connotations of its pronunciations may lead to an illusion of contradiction between some established and authentic hadiths which leads to challenging or questioning the authority of the Sunnah of Prophet or discrediting a trustworthy narrator, or modifying the wounded. Consequently, with ignorance of the Arabic language, authentic hadiths could become weak and non-existing Hadiths could become part of the sunnah of the Prophet
Keywords: People of Hadith, Arabic Language, Acceptable Hadith, Refused Hadith.