Imam Abu Hanifa Narrating Hadith from the Companion Abdullah ibn Haris

Have Imam Abu Hanifa Narrated any Hadith from the Companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ?

Yes, many. Imam Al Adham Abu Hanifa r.a1 narrated from companions of Prophet ﷺ and in this post we shall be discussing one of his many narrations coming from a companion, His name is Abdullah ibn Haris r.a proving that the greatest of the Imam, Imam Abu hanifa r.a was confirmed Taba’ee.

Why is there a need to post this? well it’s good for seekers of the knowledge and secondly, if you arent aware of the Fitnas going at some places, then there’s this: there are are some people who are trying to prove that maazallah, Abu hanifa r.a was a KAFIR maazallah, thats why we need these educational posts. they are literally wasting their lives trying to degrade and weaken Imam abu hanifa r.a both in Hadith and Fiqh. so lets get into it.

The narration is:

Imam Abu umar Yusuf bin Abdullah bin Muhammed bin Abdul Barr r.a.  463h states:

وأخبرت عن أبي يعقوب يوسف بن أحمد الصيدلاني المكي قال: حدثنا أبو جعفر محمد بن عمرو بن موسى العقيلي، ثنا أبو علي عبيد الله بن جعفر الرازي، ثنا محمد بن سماعة، عن أبي يوسف قال: سمعت أبا حنيفة رحمه الله يقول: ” حججت مع أبي سنة ثلاث وتسعين ولي ست عشرة سنة فإذا شيخ قد اجتمع الناس عليه فقلت لأبي: من هذا الشيخ؟ فقال: هذا رجل قد صحب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقال له عبد الله بن الحارث بن جزء، فقلت لأبي: فأي شيء عنده؟ قال: أحاديث سمعها من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقلت لأبي: قدمني إليه حتى أسمع منه، فتقدم بين يدي وجعل يفرج الناس حتى دنوت منه فسمعته يقول: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «من تفقه في دين الله كفاه الله همه ورزقه من حيث لا يحتسب»

Chain :

Imam Ibn Abdul Barr Rh. — > Abu Yaqub Yusuf bin Ahmed Ash-Saidalaani al Makki Rh. — > Imam Abu Jafer al Uqaili Rh. — > Abu Ali Ubaidullah bin Jafer ar Raazi Rh. — > Muhammed bin Sama’a Rh. — > Imam Abu Yusuf Rh. — > Imam Abu Hanifa Rh. — > Abdullah Ibn ul Haaris az Zubaidi Rdh. — > Rasoolullah 

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Haris r.a states that he heard the best of the Creation, most beloved of Allah, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ saying: Those who have learned Fiqh(deep understanding) of Deen, then Allah will be sufficient for him and will provide for him from where he does not expect.

Research on the narrators:

1. Imam Ibn Abdul barr r.a he doesnt need any intro. 

Siyar Alamun Nubula : vol18 : page 153

2. Abu Yaqub Yusuf bin Ahmed Ash-Saidalaani al Makki 388 Hijri,

Trustworthy narrated Imam Uqailis’s Ad Du’afa. Imam Dhahabi r.a has called him Musnad-e-Makka and Muhaddith. Siyar Alamun Nubula : vol17 : page27, Tazkiratul Huffaaz : vol3 : page 150. 

Imam Murtaza Zubaidi called him Muhaddith Taaj ul Uroos : vol 28 : page486 

Khateb Baghdadi stated that his narrations are Mahfooz/preserved. Taarekh ul Baghdad : vol2 : page 406

3. Imam Jafar Uqaili 322 Hij

Thiqa Muhaddith Taarekh ul Islaam : vol 7 : page 467

4. Abu Ali Ubaidullah bin Jafer ar Raazi  321 Hij. 

trustworthy/Mo’atteber. (Taarekh ul Islaam : vol7 : page 445)

Note: in the printed edition there’s little mistake of the name by writer. the name is Ubaidullah bin Jafer and NOT Abdullah bin Jafer so dont be confused. how do we know this? because the same narration is recorded in Musnad abu hanifa r.a by Imam abu Nuyaim r.a and on the page 25 it is as below:

مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ سَلْمٍ الْبَغْدَادِيِّ، وَكَتَبْتُ عَنْهُ غَيْرَ حَدِيثٍ، وَكَانَ فِيمَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِ، وَأَذِنَ لِي فِي الرِّوَايَةِ عَنْهُ بِهَذَا الْحَدِيثِ خَاصَّةً أَبُو بَكْرٍ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَا: ثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عُمَرَ بْنِ سَلْمٍ، حَدَّثَنِي عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ الرَّازِيُّ أَبُو عَلِيٍّ مِنْ كِتَابِ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَمَاعَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي يُوسُفَ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَبَا حَنِيفَةَ يَقُولُ.…….

5. Imam Muhammed bin Sama’a Rh. Al Mutawaffa 233Hij.

Sadooq . (Taqreeb : number5934)

6. Imam Abu Yusuf Yaqub bin Ibrahim al Ansaari 182 Hij. 

Thiqa, Faqih wa Muhaddith Siyar Alamun Nubula : vol8 : page535

7. Imam e Azam Abu Hanifa 150 Hij.

absolutely NO need of any intro. Ikhmaal Fee Tehzeeb ul Kamaal Lil Mughtaayi : vol 12  : page 56

8. Abdullah ibn ul Haaris Al Zubaidi r.a

Prophet’s companion alaihumussalam Taqreeb : number 3262

This narration is SAHIH and proves that Imam abu hanifa r.a saw the companion(s) of Muhammad ﷺ. 🙂

After narrating all of it ibn abdul barr r.a states the words of Ibn Sa’ad “Indeed abu hanifa saw anas ibn malik r.a and abdullah ibn haris r.a”(to prove it)

NOTE:!! now Zubair zai and the likes can burn in hell for we dont give a flying youknowhwat

 

  1. r.a means RadiAllahu anhu or Rahmatullah aleh

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