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Mentioning the pious

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Answered by Sidi Yaseen Abass

  Have the fuqaha conveyed any legal rulings concerning the prayer: “radiya L-lahu ‘anhu” being said when the person mentioned is not a companion (may Allah be well pleased with them all)?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

Answer (wording has been edited):

It is recommended to say “radiya Llahu `anhu” (Allah be pleased with him) after mentioning a companion (sahabi), follower (tabi`i), scholar, or righteous person (al-Majmu`, 6:156 (edition?)).

Yaseen Abass

Cape Town, South Africa.

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