Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Weak hadeeth on 4 rak^aat before Jumu^ah Prayer

I Heard that this hadeeth is extremely weak, and that Nawawi in Hulasa said that 4 weak narrators where together in this hadeeth:
Atiyya: Weak bij conencus
Hadjjaas Mudalhis, Muabbashir bin Ubayd: Liars
Bakiyya Ibn Walid: A Mudallis
Abdullah Ibn Abbas (Allah have mercy on him), related that, 'The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to pray four rakats before Jumu`ah without separating between them at all.' (narrated in Ibn Majah)
Is this true?

Answer: Yes, the many authors state this. However, Al-Haafith Al-^Iraaqiy stated that the hadith has been narrated with an acceptable chain of narrators.