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Imam Busiri (rahimahullah)

Question

Recently whilst reading Hadith I have come across a scholar named Imam Busiri who has graded many Hadiths. I have been unable to find the biography of this Scholar and therefore I am unable to confirm his reliability. Can you please tell me a bit about him and whether his gradings are reliable. Read More »

Nafi’s report from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu)

Question

What is the status of a Hadith where Nafi’, the freed slave of Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), narrates directly from ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab, whom he never met. Nafi’ being reliable and also the student of the son of ‘Umar. Such as the Hadith in Mishkat regarding the timings of salah, when ‘Umar wrote a letter to his governors explaining the timings of the five salah. Read More »

The narrator: Al-Muwaqqary

Question

What is status of the narrator Al-Muwaqqary in the chain below?

أَخْبَرَنَا هِبَةُ اللَّهِ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْخَوْلَانِيُّ، ثنا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الدَّقَّاقُ، ثنا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْفَرَجِ، ثنا الْعَبَّاسُ بْنُ السِّنْدِيُّ، ثنا أَبُو طَاهِرٍ الْمَقْدِسِيُّ، ثنا الْمُوَقَّرِيُّ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ

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How to really get to know someone

Question

Where is the narration to the effect that a person was praised in the presence of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and he asked: ‘Did you do business or travel with that person?’

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The narrator: ‘Amr ibn Thabit

Question

My question is related to the narrator ‘Amr ibn Thabit found in Sunan Abi Dawud. Imam Abu Dawud himself mentioned that this narrator has said all Sahabah besides five became murtad [renegade] after the passing away of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

My questions are:

1) How can such a person’s narration still be accepted by Imam Abu Dawud after the great Imam himself reports this statement of ‘Amr ibn Thabit?

2) Does this mean Imam Abu Dawud didn’t consider takfir of all Sahabah besides five to be kufr?

Please provide a comprehensive answer as to whether there is something I’m missing here or is it that the great Imam had different rules in accepting or rejecting Hadiths from narrators in contrast to mainstream Hadith scholars. Read More »