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Appointing an amir (leader) on journey


What is the reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If three of you set out on a journey, you should appoint one of you as the amir [leader].”



Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2601. Also see Hadith: 2602)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar