Can the following be quoted as a Hadith?
Nafi’ ibn Sarjis (rahimahullah) relates from a Sahabi whom they visited (i.e Sayyiduna Abu Waqid Al-Bakri –radiyallahu ‘anhu-) that:
“Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), was the lightest of people when praying in congregation, and the longest when praying alone.”
Yes, this Hadith has been recorded by Imam Ahmad and others (rahimahumullah).
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 218)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared all of the narrators as reliable/dependable (رجاله موثقون).
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 70)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff
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