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Using the graph
Some notes (to be updated with visuals):
- Use the search bar to search for a narrator. You do not need to use diacritics in the search. Click on one of the results to zoom in on a narrator’s node.
- Use the network icon to switch between graphs.
- Use the filter icon to filter nodes
- Use the reset icon to reset the graph to normal view
- An arrow pointing from person A to person B means that person A narrated a hadith to person B.
- Click on a node in the graph to learn basic information about them in the pop-up on the top left. Click on the “more info” link in the pop up for more in-depth information on muslimscholars.info.
- Click on an edge in the graph to learn basic information about the hadith transmitted in the pop-up on the top left. Click on the “more info” link in the pop up to read the hadith on sunnah.com
Glossary of terms
|ﷺ||Arabic calligraphic symbol for “صلى الله عليه وسلم” or “peace be upon him,” used respectfully when the Prophet’s name is mentioned|
|Abu||Father. For example, Abu Salamah means “the father of Salamah.”|
|Ansar (singular: Ansari (m) or Ansariyyah (f)):||Literally, the “helpers,” or the group of Muslims|
who were already residents of Madinah, as opposed to the “Muhajirun,” or the immigrant
Muslims who migrated to Madinah with the Prophet ﷺ from Makkah.
|bint||daughter. For example, Ḥafṣah bint ʿUmar means Ḥafṣah the daughter of ʿUmar.|
|faqeeh (f. faqīhah, pl. fuqahāʾ)||someone who studies fiqh, Islamic jurisprudence.|
|fatwa||a legal opinion on Islamic jurisprudence given by a scholar|
|hadith||oral traditions about the Prophet’s teachings. They can be his quotes or speeches, or|
quotes from companion describing an action they witnessed him doing.
|Hijrah||migration, usually in reference to the migration with the Prophet from Makkah to|
|isnad||the chain of people who narrated a hadith|
|ibn||son. For example, ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿUmar means ʿAbdullāh the son of ʿUmar.|
|mawlā||servant. For example, Nāfiʿ mawlā ʿAbdullāh means Nāfiʿ the servant of ʿAbdullāh.|
|muḥaddith (pl. muḥaddithīn, f. muḥaddithah, f. pl. muhaddithāt)||someone who studies and/or narrates hadith.|
|ṣaḥābah||companions of the Prophet ﷺ, qualified as people who met or saw him in their lifetimes|
|sunnah||the lived practice of the Prophet ﷺ: his habits and way of life|
|Umm||mother. For example, Umm Salamah means “the mother of Salamah.”|
|Umm al-Muʾminīn||literally, “The Mother of the Believers,” a title used for the wives of the Prophet ﷺ|
|tābiʿ (f. tābiʿiyyah, pl. tābiʿīn)||the generation succeeding the companions: Muslims who never met the Prophet ﷺ but met his companions.|
|tabaʿ tābʿīn||the generation succeeding the tābiʿīn.|