38 Related by Ibn
Abi Haatim in Aadaab ash-Shaafi'i (pp. 94-5), Abu Nu'aim in
Hulyah al-Awliyaa' (9/106), al-Khateeb in Al- Ihtijaaj
bish-Shaafi'i (8/1), and from him Ibn `Asaakir (15/9/1), Ibn
`Abdul Barr in al-Intiqaa' (p. 75), Ibn al-Jawzi in Manaaqib
al-Imaam Ahmad (p. 499) & Harawi (2/47/2) with three routes
from `Abdullaah ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal from his father that
Shaafi'i said to him: ...etc; thus, it is authentic on the authority of
Shaafi'i. This is why Ibn al- Qayyim attributed it definitely to
him in I'laam (2/325), as did Fulaani in Eeqaaz (p. 152) and then
said: "Baihaqi said, `This is why he - i.e. Shaafi'i - used
hadeeth so much, because he gathered knowledge from the
people of Hijaaz, Syria, Yemen and `Iraq, and so accepted all
that he found to be authentic, without leaning towards or looking
at what he had considered out of the Madhhab of the people of
his land when the truth was clear to him elsewhere. Some of
those before him would limit themselves to what they found in
the Madhhab of the people of their land, without attempting to
ascertain the authenticity of what opposed it. May Allaah forgive
all of us'."
39 Abu Nu'aim (9/107), Harawi (47/1), Ibn
al-Qayyim in I'laam al-Muwaqqi'een (2/363) & Fulaani (p.
40 Ibn Abi Haatim in
al-Aadaab (p. 93), Abul
Qaasim Samarqandi in
al-Amaali, as in the
selection from it by Abu Hafs
al- Mu'addab (234/1), Abu Nu'aim
(9/106) & Ibn `Asaakir
(15/10/1) with a saheeh sanad.
Ibn Abi Haatim, Abu
Nu'aim & Ibn `Asaakir (15/9/2).
Ibn Abi Haatim (pp. 93-4).
al-Jawzi in al-Manaaqib (p. 192)
Fulaani (p. 113) &
Ibn al-Qayyim in I'laam (2/302).
45 Ar.: ittibaa'
Abu Daawood in Masaa'il
of Imaam Ahmad (pp. 276-7)
47 Ibn `Abdul Barr
in Jaami' Bayaan al-'Ilm (2/149).
48 Ibn al-Jawzi (p. 182)2)