Islamic Studies Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments

Question 6

List the three major classifications of Hadith and explain them


The above question which was adjudged by Chief Examiners as one of the simplest was
answered by the majority of candidates. As reflected in the question, candidates were able to
correctly list the three classifications of Hadith as Sahih (Sound Hadith), Hasan (Good Hadith)
and DaC[f(Weak Hadith). From the candidates' responses, points such as the text.of.Sound
Hadith is clear, Sound Hadith is narrated by several transmitters, Hasan is next to Sahih in
authenticity but with minor defect in its lsnad and DaclIHadith has a major defect in its Isniid,
enhanced their good performance.

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