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The narrator, Abu Ramlah

Question

Could you kindly advise on the strength of this narration which I have sourced from Sharh Mukhtasar Tahawi, vol. 7 pg. 311, as there is a narrator by the name of Abu Ramlah

روى الشعبي وسليمان التيمي وغيرهما عن أبي رملة الحنفي، واسمه عامر – بصري – عن مخنف بن سليم عن النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام أنه قال: يا أيها الناس إن على كل رجل منكم في كل سنة أضحية وعتيرة

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The Great Hanafi Muhadditun

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Is it true that Great Muhaddithun like Imam Yahya ibn Ma’in, Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak, Imam Waki ibn Jarah, Imam Yahya ibn Sa’id Al-Qattan and the likes (rahimahumullah) were all Hanafis?

I see some people saying they were anti hanafis and regarded them as ahlur rai and some supporting the claim that they indeed followed Imam ‘Azam (rahimahullah) and were Hanafis. Read More »

Usage of the term Maqbul

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Can you give a detailed discussion in regards to the different usages of different Imams on the term ‘Maqbul’.

It seems as different scholars use the term flexibly.

If you can cover all the major scholars usages that would be appreciated. Read More »

Question about Mustakhraj

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How far up can an author of a Mustakhraj go with his chain?

Does it have to connect with the original author’s teacher / teacher’s teacher or can it go further back until the Sahabi?

I have read somewhere that if it goes back to the Sahabi then the purpose of Mustakhraj is lost as it will be called a completely different chain.

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