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Salamah ibn Akwa’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) went out in nine battles with Zayd ibn Harithah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Can you mention the source of this narration?

عن سلمة بن الأكوع أنه قال: غزوت مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم سبع غزوات ومع زيد بن حارثة تسع غزوات أمره رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم علينا

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded these words.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 7174)

 

Imams Bukhari and Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded the narration with slight variation in the wording.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4270, 4272 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1815)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Salamah ibnul Akwa’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports: “I went out in seven battles with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and nine battles with Zayd ibn Harithah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) in which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) appointed him as the leader over us.”

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar