Note: This narration is extracted from the book of Imam Abu Ahmad Muhammad al-Hakimul kabeer an-Naysapuri (D. 378 A.H) titled “ Shi`ar Ashaabil Hadeeth” whose translation is an ongoing project on our website. This arabic passage from the book is taken from the existing online copies and has some copyist errors in it . I have amended the corrections in the English translation after verifying with the nuskha copy I obtained from Muhaddith Rafiq Taahir hafidhahullah and have pointed towards the errors in the Footnotes.
Shi`ar Ashaabil-Hadeeth or the Distinctive signs of the companions of hadeeth:
This Book is one of the magnificent works of Imam Abu Ahmad Muhammad ibn Ishaaq an-Naysapuri, famously known as the greater Hakim or Hakim ul-Kabeer (d.378 A.H )
Author: Imam Abu Bakar Ahmad Bin Al-Hussain Al-Bahaqi (Rahimahullah)
Translation And Research By: Muhadith-ul-Asar Zubair Ali Zai (Rahimahullah)