Is there truth in the statement that Imaam Muhammad (RH) is alleged to have said “If my companion (Imaam Abu Hanifah [RH]) knew what I know now, he would have changed two thirds of his Madh-hab”
1) Is this statement authentic? Could you please give reference.
2) Is there any truth in this statement of Imaam Muhammad (RH)?
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
We are not aware of any such statement. Whoever has ascribed this statement to Imām Muhammad rehamatullah alayh should provide a reference for it. Thereafter, we will analyze the authenticity of it. But, until they provide a reference and we, subsequently, analyze and confirm its authenticity, this statement cannot be accepted as an authentic statement of Imām Muhammad rehamatullah alayh.
And Allah knows best
Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah