What is the meaning and correct ‘Irab of the following:
هذا حديث عمية in Sahih Muslim.
There are several pronunciations for this:
عِمِّيَة = Difficult/severe. A Hadith that is difficult on us, due to its subject matter.
عُمِّية = Same as the above.
عَمِّيَة = My group. This Hadith discusses my group, meaning family and tribe; the Ansar.
عَمِّيَّة = My uncles. This Hadith discusses my uncles [from the Ansar]. Or this could mean: I have heard this part from my uncles.
Qadi ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) has preferred the third explanation.
Note: In all of the above, the ‘ta’ at the end is silent.
(Sharh Nawawi ‘ala Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2439 and Sharhul Ubbi, vol. 3 pg. 551)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar