In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Imaam Albaani [rahimahullaah] stated that the one who authored this Book [i.e. Hayaatus Sahaabah] is not merely an individual amongst Jamaat At-Tableegh, but he is a figurehead- if not a figurehead of the figureheads. He authored this book and the Jamaa’ah At-Tableegh apply what it guides to. However, this book is compiled in a haphazard manner- the author did not distinguish what is in this book with a mention- first and foremost- of what is narrated from the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] with authentic chains of transmission. That is because the speech of the Messenger is not like the speech of others, even if they [i.e. others] are from the righteous friends of Allaah.
Secondly: The author mentioned many narrations attributed to the Sahaabah [radiyallaahu-anhum]- but when it is the case that he did attribute unauthentic narrations to the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam], which the people of knowledge do not consider to be authentic based on the science of Hadeeth, its chains of transmissions and the biographies of the narrators, then it is most likely that he would mention numerous unauthentic narrations attributed to the actions, methodology and manners of the Sahaabah. Paraphrased…see full discussion here: Paraphrased…see full discussion here: Imaam_Albaanee
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