FABRICATED HADITHS RELATED TO THE VIRTUES OF CITIES EXISTING IN THE MAWDHU’ HADITHS BOOKS – QAZWIN SAMPLE – I
Among the fabricated hadiths that are related to the Prophet, those related to the virtue of some cities hold an important place. One of these cities is Qazvin, one of the major cities of Iran. Some time ago we had noticed a narration about Qazvin in Ibn Mâja’s Sunan, and we published an article which we discussed in terms of isnad. In the meantime, we saw that there are many rumors about the virtues of Qazvin in the books in which the hadiths are made. We have seen that there are not only Qazvin-related narratives, but also some mentioning other cities as well as Qazvîn. These cities include Askalân, Alexandria, Jeddah, Rey, Abadhan, Mecca and Medina. In our study, only the narrations about Qazvîn will be examined. In addition to Qazvîn, other cities are also mentioned in another study. According to our findings, twenty-five of the thirty rumors of our study were considered fabricated because of the shortcomings of the authors. One of the rumors has been considered to be unsubstantiated and four narrations have been taken into the work of the mavdhu’ boks without any evaluation. These rumors are not included in any of the hadith books except for a few of them included in Suyuti's Câmiu’l-Ahâdiths. Another remarkable point is that almost all of the narrations take place in the book of er-Râfi’i’s book at-Tadwin fi Akhbâri Qazvin, which is an Qazvinian person.
Ibn Majah, Sunen, Qazvin, Fabricated Hadith, Iran