I have heard that Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was not particular about pardah (covering herself) as long as Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) were buried in her house. However when Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was buried, whenever she entered there she used to observe pardah.
Could the above please be verified?
Imam Ahmad and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded the narration in question in their respective works.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 202 and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 3 pg. 61)
Imam Hakim and Hafiz Haythami (rahimahullah) have authenticated the Hadith.
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 26)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
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