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A mursal unreliable narration of Imam Zuhri (rahimahullah)

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حَتَّى حَزِنَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِيمَا بَلَغَنَا حُزْنًا غَدَا مِنْهُ مِرَارًا كَىْ يَتَرَدَّى مِنْ رُءُوسِ شَوَاهِقِ الْجِبَالِ، فَكُلَّمَا أَوْفَى بِذِرْوَةِ جَبَلٍ لِكَىْ يُلْقِيَ مِنْهُ نَفْسَهُ، تَبَدَّى لَهُ جِبْرِيلُ فَقَالَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ إِنَّكَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ حَقًّا‏.‏ فَيَسْكُنُ لِذَلِكَ جَأْشُهُ وَتَقِرُّ نَفْسُهُ فَيَرْجِعُ، فَإِذَا طَالَتْ عَلَيْهِ فَتْرَةُ الْوَحْىِ غَدَا لِمِثْلِ ذَلِكَ، فَإِذَا أَوْفَى بِذِرْوَةِ جَبَلٍ تَبَدَّى لَهُ جِبْرِيلُ فَقَالَ لَهُ مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ‏.

Generally it’s said by ‘Ulama like Ibn Hajr etc. That this is from the balaghāt of Zuhri. What’s the status of this زيادة? Can it be quoted?

 

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The ruling of such narrations (balagh/mursal etc) of Imam Zuhri (rahimahullah) is that they are unreliable.

This should therefore not be quoted.

(refer: Min Manhajul Imam Muslim of Shaykh ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah), pgs.34-35)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar