Is this correct?
‘Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) performed the Janazah Salah of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).’
Yes, this is correct. Imam Ibn Sa’d and Imam Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded a narration which mentions this.
(Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 8 pg. 64, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 4)
This has also been mentioned and accepted in the books of many Hadith commentators, biographers of Sahabah and historians.
To name a few:
Al Isti’ab, vol. 4 pg. 438, Usdul Ghabah, vol. 7 pg. 189, Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 35 pg. 235, Tarikhul Islam, vol. 3 pg. 510, ‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 2, vol. 1 pg. 72, Mirqat, Hadith: 84 and Sharhuz Zurqani ‘Alal Mawahib, vol. 4 pg. 392.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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