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)?

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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