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I was once told by a Shafei scholar that Imam Ash-Shafei rejected hadith narrated by two Sahaba. I distinctly remember one of them to be Amr ibn Al-Aas, and the second one was Abu Sufiyan or one his sons. I tried to look for references for this claim, but have failed so far.

Is there any truth to this claim?

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Never heard of this. I know Imam Malik rejected many Hadith because they were against the Practices of the people of Medina(at his time). He trusted what he saw with his own 2 eyes above hadith. The other 3 Imams had no choice because they were from from Arabia, in Iraq and many Shia stories were spreading there. Salam.

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Please do not answer a question without knowledge, here qw require answers to have knoledge and answer the question, we also require them to have citations, please edit your answer to add authentic references to back up you answer. –  Mujahid مجاهد Feb 23 '13 at 17:27
    
Ummm... I didn't give any definite answer. All I said was Malik trusted Medinite practices over hadith. The other 3 were far away in Iraq and may have been influenced by Shia hadith. It's not impossible. –  Ali Feb 28 '13 at 0:31

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