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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

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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 »

Ruling of the narrations of a Hadith liar

Question

1. Is it true that if a narrator of a Hadith said one lie in his life then all the Hadiths that he narrates are considered as a fabrications?

2. What if the narrator openly makes tawbah afterwards? Would his narration still be considered Mawdu’ (fabrication)?

3. If so doesn’t that mean that some fabricated Hadith could be true?

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Imam Malik's Ramadan routine

Question

Is it true Imam Malik would not do Hadith kitabs in Ramadan and would only pray Quran?

I read the following in Tarikh ibn ‘Asakir which contradicts it:

وَكَانَ الحنيني إذا دخل شهر رمضان ترك سماع الحديث ، فَقَالَ لَهُ مَالِك : يَا أَبَا يَعْقُوب ، لم تترك سماع الحديث فِي رمضان ، إن كَانَ فِيهِ شيء يكره فِي رمضان ، فهو فِي غير رمضان يكره ؟ فَقَالَ لَهُ الحنيني : يَا أَبَا عَبْد اللَّهِ ، شهر أحب أن أتفرغ فِيهِ لنفسي

 

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