Can you confirm the authenticity of the Hadith that mentions that Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn Al Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was the only Sahabi whom Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told the list of hypocrites to?
‘Alqamah (rahimahullah) says, “I went to Sham [Syria] and offered two rak’ahs of Salah. Then I said, ‘O Allah! Bless me with a righteous companion!’ I went to some people and sat with them. An old man came and sat beside me. I asked, ‘Who is this?’ They answered, ‘Abud Darda’.’ I said, ‘I asked Allah to bless me with a righteous companion, and He has blessed me with you.’
Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked ‘Alqamah, ‘Where are you from?’ I replied, ‘From the people of Kufah.’ He said, ‘Is not Ibn Ummi ‘Abd [‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud radiyallahu ‘anhu], the keeper of [Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam]’s sandals, pillow and wudu water among you [in Kufah]?
Is there not among you the one whom Allah protected from Shaytan [‘Ammar radiyallahu ‘anhu]?
Is there not among you the confidant/keeper of secrets of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), whom no one but he knows [i.e Hudhayfah radiyallahu ‘anhu]?’…
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3742)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) explains, ‘secrets’ refers to the information regarding the Munafiqun.
(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 3742/3)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar