Where is the following Hadith and is authenticity, it was very profitable for us to know that.
The narration of Mamar contains the following wording, ‘Anas bin Maalik said, “If I was to try and carry out this practice i.e. The joining of the ankles with the ankles of the next person, the people would run away like restive mules.” (Fathul Bari Pg.247 Vol.2)
Jazak Allah khayr for your research.
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has referenced this version to: Mustakhraj of Imam Isma’ily (rahimahullah)
I have also managed to locate it in Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah.
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 725 and Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 3544)
This narration is authentic.
As you pointed out, this part of the narration is important, as it proves that ‘joining the ankles’ when straightening the rows was abandoned in the era of the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) already…
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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