What is the authenticity of this Hadith and the source?
Ibn Abi Mulaykah said, “Somebody said to ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), ‘Will you speak to leader of the believers Mu’awiyah? He only prays one rak’ah of Witr.’ Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) answered, ‘He is a faqih'” [a Jurist]
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Sahih. The narration is therefore authentic.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3765. Also see Hadith: 3764)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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