Sa’id’s ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) high regard for Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

Question

Is this statement authentic?

Sa’id ibnul Musayyab (rahimahullah) said: “Had I testified in favour of anyone that he is from the inhabitants of Jannah, I would have testified in favour of Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).”

 

Answer

Imam Baghawi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this statement of Sa’id ibnul Musayyab (rahimahullah).

Sa’id ibnul Musayyab (rahimahullah) said: “If I were to testify in favour of someone that he is from the inhabitants of Jannah, I would have testified in favour of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).”

(Mu’jamus Sahabah of Imam Baghawi: 1976, vol. 3 pg. 319)

 

Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan).

(Al Isabah, vol. 6 pg. 294. Also see: Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 3 pg. 212)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

معجم الصحابة للبغوي: (٣/ ٣١٩)
(١٩٧٦) – حدثنا ابن فروخ نا أبو هلال نا قتادة عن سعيد بن المسيب قال: لو شهدت لأحد أنه من أهل الجنة لشهدت لعبد الله بن عمر.

الإصابة في تمييز الصحابة: (٦/ ٢٩٤)
وفي معجم البغوي بسند حسن عن سعيد بن المسيب: لو شهدت لأحد من أهل الجنة لشهدت لابن عمر

سير أعلام النبلاء: (٣/ ٢١٢)
وقال ابن المسيب: لو شهدت لأحد أنه من أهل الجنة، لشهدت لابن عمر.
رواه: ثقتان، عنه.