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Who is the word سمعت attributed to in this narration

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Regarding the following Hadith and the chain of narration, who does the word سمعت refer to, and is the ta (ت) pronounced with a dhammah or fathah?

حدثنا يحيى بن يحيى واللفظ له قال: قلت لسفيان بن عيينة: سمعت الزهري يذكر عن عطاء بن يزيد الليثي عن أبي أيوب الأنصاري رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا أتيتم الغائط فلا تستقبلوا القبلة ولا تستدبروها ببول ولا غائط ولكن شرقوا أو غربوا. قال أبو أيوب: فقدمنا الشام فوجدنا مراحيض قد بنيت قبل القبلة فننحرف عنها ونستغفر الله. قال: نعم – رواه مسلم (٢٦٤) Read More »

The shortest chains in Sahih Bukhari

Question

I heard there are twenty three (23) Hadiths whose chain of narrators are only three (3) that are linked to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Is this true?

If so, which Hadiths are they?
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The narrator; Thumamah ibn ‘Uqbah

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Is Thumamah ibn ‘Uqbah a reliable narrator of Hadith? I have read that Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) reported his Hadith in Al Adab Al Mufrad and Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has classified him trustworthy. Is this true?

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