There is a report in Musannaf Abdur Razzaq from Ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) regarding the five nights when du’as are accepted. Please advise on its authenticity.
Can this be quoted as his statement instead of the statement of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)?
Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has indeed quoted this narration as the statement of Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Musannaf Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 7927; Also see: Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 3440 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3952)
However, it has been narrated via Muhammad bin ‘Abdir Rahman Al-Baylamani, a very weak narrator. Furthermore, there is a narrator in the chain whose name has not been mentioned (Mubham).
(Refer: Al-Kamil, vol. 6 pgs. 2187-2189, Mizanul I’itidal, vol. 4 pg. 178, Number: 7377, and Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 9 pgs. 293-294; Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3952)
Nonetheless, as you have alluded to, this narration has been recorded more authentically as the statement of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah).
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff
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This has also been cited from Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) [as in Lataiful Ma’arif], and seems to be a common understanding among the predecessors.