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(a.), an adjective generally meaning "righteous", "virtuous", "incorrupt", used in the science of ḥadīt̲h̲ [q.v.] criticism as a technical term indicating a transmitter who, although otherwise praised for his upright conduct, is known to have brought into circulation one or more traditions spuriously ascribed to the Prophet Muḥammad. It is the contents of such traditions, as well as their underlying meaning, that characterise their recognized inventor as ṣāliḥ rather than as waḍḍāʿ , i.e. "forger", or kad̲h̲d̲h̲āb , "liar". Transmitters labelled ṣāliḥ, or its presumably slig…

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Juynboll, G.H.A., “Ṣāliḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6535>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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