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The Sahabah are all reliable

Question

I have heard this ‘Hadith’, is this authentic?

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‘My Sahabah are all just/reliable’

 

Answer

I have not come across these words as a Hadith. I haven’t seen anyone quoting it as a Hadith either.

This is actually a principle which has been agreed upon by all the Scholars and is usually quoted as such. In fact, there is consensus on the fact that all the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) were reliable, and their reports are accepted unconditionally.

(Refer: Muqaddimah Ibnus Salah, pg. 294-295, Tadribur Rawi, vol. 5 pg. 171 with footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah. Also see: Al Isabah, vol. 1 pg. 23 and Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s recent booklet; Khutuwat Manhajiyyah Fi Ithbati ‘Adalatis Sahabah)

 

See further proofs and details here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar