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The word عميه in a Hadith of Sahih Muslim

Question

What is the meaning and correct ‘Irab of the following:

هذا حديث عمية in Sahih Muslim.

 

Answer

There are several pronunciations for this:

عِمِّيَة = Difficult/severe. A Hadith that is difficult on us, due to its subject matter.
عُمِّية = Same as the above.
عَمِّيَة = My group. This Hadith discusses my group, meaning family and tribe; the Ansar.
عَمِّيَّة = My uncles. This Hadith discusses my uncles [from the Ansar]. Or this could mean: I have heard this part from my uncles.
Qadi ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) has preferred the third explanation.
Note: In all of the above, the ‘ta‬‎’ at the end is silent.
(Sharh Nawawi ‘ala Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2439 and Sharhul Ubbi, vol. 3 pg. 551)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar