1) The hadith of Abou Hourayrah RA mention in Muwatta imam malik RA about the way we hanafi perform janaza salaah (without surah fatihah), has any of the muhadditheen and fuqaha prove its authenticity? Please provide me
Please give me the references from the books of hadith, jazakum..
Muwatta of Imam Malik is among the most authentic collections of Hadith. It is also among the very first collections of Hadith. The Muwatta of Imam Malik used to be called "the most authentic book after the book of Allah". Later this title was given to the Sahih collection of Imam Bukhari (R.A) as it has taken almost all of the Ahadith of Muwatta plus added many more.
Hence every Hadith recorded by Imam Malik (R.A) in his Muwatta is an authentic Hadith.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America