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Total hadith in Islam according to Shia Twelvers?



How many total hadith are there in Islam according to Shia Twelvers? Is there any exact figure of Hadith?


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

According to the different standards and criteria in evaluating the hadith, there are different reports of the number of Shia and Sunni hadiths.

The software “جامع الاحادیث” lists the total number of hadiths from Shia sources as 414,960 hadiths, which includes 187,763 non-repetitive narrations.

So, we don’t have the exact number of ahadith but in general there some say 300,000 ahadith with repetition and without repetition around 140,000 – 150,000 ahadith.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider