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Appointing an amir (leader) on journey

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Question

What is the reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If three of you set out on a journey, you should appoint one of you as the amir [leader].”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2601. Also see Hadith: 2602)

 

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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