A Collection of Mutawatir (Mass transmitted) Hadith (prophetic traditions)
Collection by Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da‘wah and Guidance Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
What is a Mutawatir Hadith and why this is distinct?
A Mutawatir (مُتَواتِر meaning "successive") Hadith is a report of such a large number of narrators (at different times) that their agreement upon an untruth is inconceivable thus being accepted as unquestionable in its veracity. A hadith is said to be mutawatir if it was reported by a significant, though unspecified, number of narrators at each level in the chain of narration, thus reaching the succeeding generation through multiple chains of narration leading back to its source.
This provides confirmation that the hadith is authentically attributed to its source at a level above reasonable doubt. This is due to its being beyond historical possibility that narrators could have conspired to forge a narration. In contrast, an ahaad hadith is a narration the chain of which has not reached a number sufficient to qualify as mutawatir.
There are only two types of texts in Islamic sharīʿah which are immutable (Qaati’) a) verses of Qura’n and b) Mutawatir Hadith. If someone denies a Mutawatir hadith he does Kufr.
Why this collection?
We have searched through the internet over and over again and unfortunately could not find a single collection of Mutawatir hadith in English. So we have compiled this from a website of Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da‘wah and Guidance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This compilation is originally selected and compiled by the Ulaama council of this ministry and NOT by us. Our contribution is just copying from the website and accumulates into an unbroken book. We hope this will come handy in many research and necessary studies inshaAllah. May Allah (SWT) accept all of our efforts, Ameen.