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Clarification on a statement of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

Question

In the last part of the following Hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim (1246):

عن طاوس، قال: قال ابن عباس قال لي معاوية: أعلمت أني قصرت من رأس رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عند المروة بمشقص؟ فقلت له: لا أعلم هذا إلا حجة عليك

Who is the pronoun referring to? Did Tawus (rahimahullah) tell Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) or did Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) tell Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

 

Answer

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said this to Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1730 and Fathul Mulhim, Hadith: 2996)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar