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The practice of Ummud Darda when commencing salah

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Can this be quoted and is the reference correct?
Abd Rabbihi Ibn Sulayman said, I saw Umm Darda (A lady companion – may Allah be pleased with her) in the time of starting the prayer she used to raise her hands up to the shoulders.

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah.


The reference is correct.

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 2485.

There were two Ummud Dardas; wives of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu’anhu). The elder was a Sahabiyyah (radiyallahu’anha)

The Ummud Darda in reference is not the Sahabiyyah. This one is the  Tabi’iyyah (rahimahallah).

(Tahdhibul Kamal, number: 7974 and footnotes of Shaykh ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 2485)

There is no harm in quoting this narration as the personal choice/ view of the Tabi’iyyah (rahimahallah).

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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