The [acceptance of the] Marāsīl of Ibrāhīm al-Nakha‘ī from ‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd (May Allah be pleased with him)
Imām al-Dāraqūṭnī quotes a very important principle in his Sunan regarding the Mursal narrations of Ibrāhīm al-Nakha’ī from ‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd (May Allah be pleased with him), after citing a few narrations, he says:
"[Henceforth] these narrations; even though they are mursal, [is not a problem] as Ibrāhīm al-Nakha‘ī was the most knowledgable of ‘Abdullāh (Ibn Mas‘ūd) with regards to his opinions and his religious edicts. He took [all of] that [knowledge] from his uncles; ‘Alqamah, al-Aswad and ‘Abd 'l-Raḥmān the two sons Yazīd and many others from amongst the major companions of ‘Abdullāh (Ibn Mas‘ūd). It is on record that he (Ibrāhīm al-Nakha‘ī) said: 'If I narrate to you saying ‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd said', then it is from a group of his (Ibn Mas‘ūd's) companions that narrated from him [from which al-Nakha‘ī then took], but if I hear a narration from one man I will name him for you."
 Mursal narrations are narrations which omit a narrator to the Prophet ﷺ or the Companions.
 A slightly different version is recorded in other books of Rijāl from Ibrāhīm al-Nakha‘ī, refer to Tahdhīb 'l-Tahdhīb of Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Ḥajar al-‘Asqalānī (1/ #325) and Siyar A'lām 'l-Nubalā' of Imām al-Dhahabī (4/528).
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