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Locating a Hadith from the commentary of Sahih Muslim

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In the Hashiyah (commentary of Imam Nawawi) of Sahih Muslim it appears:

Waqad ja a fi Sahih Muslim sab’una alfan ma’a kulli wahidin mihum sabuna alfan.

Where is this narration found in Sahih Muslim?


The copies that I have referred to of ‘Allamah Nawawi’s commentary on Sahih Muslim have the same words that you have cited.

Unfortunately, I could not locate this version in Sahih Muslim.

I also haven’t seen other commentators of Sahih Muslim referencing this to Sahih Muslim itself.

(See -among others- Fathul Mulhim, vol.2 pg.552-553)

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited the words in question from Musnad Ahmad -on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu’anhu)-  and from Bayhaqi -on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Amr Ibn Hazm (radiyallahu’anhu)- with weak chains.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6542)

It is possible that the editions of ‘Allamah Nawawi’s commentary on Sahih Muslim that are found today have a misprint?

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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