Is this Hadith authentic?
‘Amr ibnul ‘As narrated:
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) deputed me to lead the army of Dhatus Salasil. I came to him and said, “Who is the most beloved person to you?” He said, “‘Aaishah.” I asked, “Among the men?” He said, “Her father. I said, “Who then?” He said, “Then Umar ibnul Khattab.”
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith in his Sahih. The Hadith is therefore authentic.
Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibnul ‘As (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) appointed me as the leader in the battle of Dhatus Salasil. I came to him and asked, “Who is the most beloved person to you?” He replied, “‘Aaishah.” I said, “From among the men?” He replied, “Her father.” I asked, “Who then?” He replied, “‘Umar ibnul Khattab.” He then named some other men.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3662)
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