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Ibn ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) eagerness to follow the Sunnah

What is the authenticity of this narration?

Kathir ibn Jumhan says: “I saw Ibn Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) walking between As-Safa and Al-Marwah. I said: ‘Are you walking?’ He said: ‘If I am walking, I am walking because I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) walking and if I hasten, I hasten because I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) hasten”


Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahullah) has declared it authentic.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 53, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2770)

Imam Ahmad and Imam Ibn Khuzaymah (rahimahumallah) have also recorded a similar narration on the authority of Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah).

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 151-152 and Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2772)

Also see here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

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Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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