I heard a talk from ‘Alee ibn al-Madeenee which amazed me; He read to us the hadeeth of al-ghaar, then said: Certainly, these ahaadeeth have been relayed to us so we can seek benefit from them, [and] not be amazed by them.
Do not look at the [text of the] hadeeth, rather look at the isnaad; If it is authentic [then look at the text of the hadeeth], otherwise do not. So do not be lured by [the text of] a hadeeth if it’s isnaad is not authentic.
How do we respond to the one who says: If the hadeeth agrees with my mind, then it is authentic; And if it does not agree with it, then it is unauthentic?
Sometimes I find inconsistencies between prophetic ahaadeeth, quite possibly some of them contradict one another; So what is the opinion of your eminence regarding this problem?