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Successive. From tawatur, repetition, constancy. Highest classification of a tradition in hadith criticism; a hadith characterized by an established series of transmitters (isnad), at least two per generation, all of whom are deemed reliable. The number of reliable transmitters, along with other established criteria, ensures that the tradition is not fabricated. The Quran is considered authentic because all verses are mutawatir.

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