Ibn Umar on Sunnah: Ibn Umar’s strict adherence to the Prophet’s actions

Mujahid reported: We were with Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, on a journey. We passed by a place and he kept to the side away from it. He was asked, “Why did you do that?” Ibn Umar said, “I saw the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, do that, do I did that.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 4730

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنْ مُجَاهِدٍ قَالَ كُنَّا مَعَ ابْنِ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه فِي سَفَرٍ فَمَرَّ بِمَكَانٍ فَحَادَ عَنْهُ فَسُئِلَ لِمَ فَعَلْتَ فَقَالَ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَعَلَ هَذَا فَفَعَلْتُ

4730 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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