In the Hashiyah (commentary of Imam Nawawi) of Sahih Muslim it appears:
Waqad ja a fi Sahih Muslim sab’una alfan ma’a kulli wahidin mihum sabuna alfan.
Where is this narration found in Sahih Muslim?
The copies that I have referred to of ‘Allamah Nawawi’s commentary on Sahih Muslim have the same words that you have cited.
Unfortunately, I could not locate this version in Sahih Muslim.
I also haven’t seen other commentators of Sahih Muslim referencing this to Sahih Muslim itself.
(See -among others- Fathul Mulhim, vol.2 pg.552-553)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited the words in question from Musnad Ahmad -on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu’anhu)- and from Bayhaqi -on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Amr Ibn Hazm (radiyallahu’anhu)- with weak chains.
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6542)
It is possible that the editions of ‘Allamah Nawawi’s commentary on Sahih Muslim that are found today have a misprint?
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar