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    3959- Waki’ – Musa bin ‘Umayr – ‘Alqamah bin Wa’il bin Hujr – his father (Wa’il bin Hujr) said: I saw the Prophet ﷺ, in salah he had his right hand over his left hand placed below the navel.    Muhammad Awwamah: This chain of authorities is sahih and ‘Alqamah’s hearing from his ...

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  • Ahmad Shakir: Criticism on Qadi Abu Yusuf is unjust

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    Renowned hadith scholar Shaykh Ahmad Shakir in annotations to a Hadith in his research on Musnad Ahmad defends the great jurist and the most prominent of the students of Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Abu Yusuf al-Qadi, against criticism by some hadith scholars. أبو يوسف القاضي : ثقة صدوق تك...

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    Shams ad-Deen as-Sakhawi (d. 902 AH) wrote the biography of his teacher Hafiz Ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalani (d. 852 AH). In it he records Ibn Hajr’s reply to a question regarding al-Nasai’ and others’ criticism on Abu Hanifah, the Imam. “And he was asked about what an-Nasai has mentioned in his work, “...

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Shaykh Awwama: Affirming “below the navel” addition in Ibn Abi Shaybah’s narration

Shaykh Awwama: Affirming “below the navel” addition in Ibn Abi Shaybah’s narration

3959- Waki’ – Musa bin ‘Umayr – ‘Alqamah bin Wa’il bin Hujr – his father (Wa’il bin Hujr…

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