Is this narration authentic?
كان ميمون بن مهران يقول: إن أقواما يقولون: لا يسعنا أن نستغفر لعثمان وعلي، وأنا أقول غفر الله لعثمان وعلي وطلحة والزبير
This narration is recorded in Kitabush Shari’ah of Imam Abu Bakr Al Ajurry (rahimahullah).
Maymun ibn Mihran (a Tabi’i -rahimahullah-) said: “Certain people say, ‘It is not permissible to seek forgiveness on behalf of ‘Uthman and ‘Ali, but I say, ‘May Allah forgive ‘Uthman, ‘Ali, Talhah and Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhum).”
(Kitabush Shari’ah: 1229)
The narrators are acceptable and the narration is suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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