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Mu’awiyah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) Salah closely resembled Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) Salah

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Is this narration authentic?

عن أبي الدرداء قال:ما رأيت أحدا بعد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أشبه صلاة برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من أميركم هذا يعني معاوية

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Sayyiduna Abud Darda in Musnadush Shamiyyin with two chains.

(Musnadush Shamiyyin, Hadith: 282-283. Also see: Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 8 pg. 275)

 

‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators [of one chain] reliable (ورجاله رجال الصحيح غير قيس بن الحارث المذحجي وهو ثقة).

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 9 pg. 357)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “I have not seen anyone after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) whose Salah resembled that of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) more than your leader i.e. Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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