Main: Muqbil bin Ḥādi al-Wādi’ī
Translation: Taher Noor
المتكلمون في أبي حنيفة على ترتيب المعجم
Abu Hanifah’s Critics
عبد الله بن إدريس) – 1)
قال العقيلي رحمه الله (ج4 ص282): حدثنا محمد بن عثمان بن أبي شيبة قال حدثنا أبو عامر عبد الله بن براد الأشعري قال سمعت عبد الله بن إدريس قال سمعت أبا حنيفة وهو قائم على درجته ورجلان يستفتيانه في الخروج مع إبراهيم (2) وهو يقول لهما: أخرجا اخرجا.
1. ‘Abdullah bin Idrees
Al-Uqayli narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Idrees who said: I listened to Abu Hanifah as he was standing at his stairs whilst two men were asking him about rebelling (Khuruj) against the ruler alongside Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin Al-Hasan Al-‘Alawi.
Abu Hanifah answered: You two must rebel, you both have to rebel! [Al-Uqayli vol. 4, p. 282]
I then saw that I should mention the biographies of the critics of Abu Hanifah so that it may be known that they were the Imams of Islam. Some of them lived during the lifetime of Abu Hanifah and others came after the time of Abu Hanifah.
The criticism of those who came after the life of Abu Hanifah is either dependent upon their predecessors who lived during Abu Hanifah’s lifetime, or they looked into the Hadith which were narrated by Abu Hanifah and found in them many absurdities (Manakeer) except for in a few. Or it could be a combination of the two.
I have recorded the biographies of these narrators as is in ‘Taqreeb’ and if they are not found therein, I have mentioned it. And all praise belongs to Allah.
‘Abdullah bin Idrees bin Yazeed bin Abdurrahman Al-Awdi, he was Kufi, Thiqah (reliable in his hadith), Faqeeh (a scholar) and an ‘Abid (a sincere worshipper of Allah.)
2 – (عبد الله بن الزبير الحميدي)
قال الخطيب رحمه الله (ج13 ص432): أخبرنا ابن رزق أخبرنا عثمان بن أحمد حدثنا حنبل بن إسحاق قال سمعت الحميدي يقول: لأبي حنيفة – إذا كناه – أبو جيفة، لا يكنى عن ذاك ويظهره في المسجد الحرام في حلقته والناس حوله. اهـ.
2. ‘Abdullah bin Zubayr Al-Humaydi
He is Al-Qurashi, Al-Asadi, Al-Makki. He was Thiqah, a Haafidh (preserver of a great number of Hadith), a Faqeeh from the companions of Ibn Uyaynah.
Al-Haakim said: If Bukhari had found a Hadith from Al-Humaydi, he would not give anyone else priority over his Hadith from the narrators of Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi and Nasa’i in his Tafseer.
Al-Khateeb narrated from Hanbal bin Ishaq who said: I heard Al-Humaydi say to Abu Hanifah, though he would call him Abu Jeefah (father of the carrion), “He should not be called anything except Abu Jeefah.”
He brought up this point while he was in Masjid al-Haram during his lessons while the people were around him. [Al-Khateeb, vol. 13, p. 432]
قال البخاري رحمه الله في «التاريخ الصغير» (ص156): سمعت الحميدي يقول: قال أبو حنيفة: قدمت مكة فأخذت من الحجام ثلاث سنن: لما قعدت بين يديه قال لي: استقبل القبلة، فبدأ بشق رأسي الأيمن وبلغ إلى العظمين قال الحميدي: فرجل ليس عنده سنن عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم ولا أصحابه في المناسك وغيرها كيف يقلد أحكام الله في المواريث والفرائض والزكاة والصلاة وأمور الإسلام.
Al-Bukhari said: I heard Al-Humaydi saying that Abu Hanifah said, “I came to Makkah and I took up doing Hijamah for three years.
Al-Humaydi continued: When I sat in front of him he said to me, “face the Qiblah.” And he began by shaving my head from the right side until he cut into my bones.”
Al-Humaydi said, “Such a man who did not know anything about the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, nor of his companions regarding any rituals, and anything else. How can one blind follow him regarding Allah’s legislation, be it in inheritance, the obligations, Zakat, Salah, and the matters of Islam?” [Al-Bukhari, Tarikh Sagheer, p. 156]
Al-Wādi’ī, Muqbil bin Hādī., نشر الصحيفة في ذكر الصحيح من أقوال أئمة الجرح والتعديل في أبي حنيفة, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Dār al-Haramayn, pp. 135-136