عنوان مقاله [English]
By upcoming of the fabrication of hadiths and its penetration into hadith resources, distinction between the original and fabricated hadiths became one of the important priorities of hadith scholars. One way to achieve this end is to study the masters of hadith and try to discover the characteristics of each narrator. In the periods near to the origin of hadiths which is also near to the time of the holy Prophet, this task was easier since knowing the narrators was done either without any intermediary or just a few ones. From the third and fourth century onward, scholars of hadith and narrations wrote some books in which they gathered and recorded the narrators and their characteristics so that there existed a resource for those who wanted to study this subject. In introducing the narrators, they sometimes used some terms that were not clear. Today, understanding and discovering the referents of these terms is one of the responsibilities of the scholars of jurisprudence and hadith. One of these terms is "salim al- Jobnah" which was used for some narrators by some Imamite scholars of biographical evaluation. In this study, after surveying the views of the scholars of hadith regarding the meaning and referent of this term, and by considering the terminology and the accompaniment of this term with others, also, by taking into account the similar phrases and terms in the literature of both Sunni andImamite biographical evaluation, an attempt is made to reconsider the meaning of this term and show that what is meant by it is the narrators' righteousness of the character.