Question: What was the thinking of great Hanafi scholar Imam Az Zaylai in regard of Rafa al Yedain in his Nasb Ur Rayah, for he declared the narrations of Abdullah Ibn Masud to be weak and also some other narrations on this issue. What was his view?
Answer: Az Zaylai was a Hanafi and definitely had the hanafi position on this issue. He did not declare the narrations of Abdullah Ibn Masud to be weak. For the most part he simply quotes what people have said about the hadiths, a lot of them scholars of other schools, such as Bayhaqiy and Ibn Al-Jawziy.