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    Arrow compelling case???

    Hi there,
    Could you please explain what the sentence, especially the underlined ones, mean?

    Some researchers even refrained from using the Hadith as a historical source for early Islam because they were convinced that a complelling case for genuine hadiths could not be proposed.

    Please help, it is urgent. Thanks in advence.
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    Re: compelling case???

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Hi there,
    Could you please explain what the sentence, especially the underlined ones, mean?

    Some researchers even refrained from using the Hadith as a historical source for early Islam because they were convinced that a complelling case for genuine hadiths could not be proposed.

    Please help, it is urgent. Thanks in advence.
    A 'compelling case for' something is an argument that is so strong that you are compelled to believe it. The researchers who didn't use the Hadith as a historical source believed that the people who said that it was a historical source had not justified their belief with a strong enough argument ("made a sufficiently compelling case for it")

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