Defending the Honour of Uthmaan Bin Affaan From Al-Hajuri and His Extremist Followers: Part 8|
Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Saturday, March, 22 2014 and filed under Books
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali stated in his Fath al-Bari (8/220-221) (arabic here):
The first adhaan for Jumu'ah is introduced, it was introduced by Uthmaan. He saw that (the adhaan) will not be heard unless he increases the mu'adhdhins so that those furthest away will be informed (of time of Jumu'ah) and hence it became a Sunnah, because it is upon the Khulafaa to look into such matters for the (benefit of) the people. And from this it is understood that this returns to the opinion of the Imaam. If he is need of it (an extra adhaan), due to the abundance of people, he can do it, and if not, then there is no need for it.
And later on page 231:
And his statement in this narration which was related by al-Bukharee here, "And so the affair became established upon that", indicates that this was when Uthmaan ordered it, it continued and it was not abandoned after that. And this shows that Alee remained upon it and did not invalidate it, for two of the rightly-guided Caliphs agreed upon its performance, may Allaah be pleased with them all.
Note: Please refer to this article to see how Yahya al-Hajuri clipped this statement of Ibn Rajab in order to defend his erroneous opinion that Uthmaan innovated into the religion (with a blameworthy innovation).