CHAPTER: ABROGATION OF THE ACT OF STANDING UP FOR THE BIER
It is narrated on the authority of Waqid: Nafi' b. Jubair saw me and we were standing for a bier, while he was sitting and waiting for the bier to be placed on the ground. He said to me: What makes you keep standing? I said: I am waiting that the bier may be placed on the ground (and I am doing that) on the hadith narrated to me by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri. Upon this Nafi' said: Verily, Mas'ud b. Hakam reported to me on the authority of Hadrat 'Ali b. Abu Talib that the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) stood up first (for a bier) and then sat down.
Mas'ud b. al-Hakam al-Ansari informed Nafi' that he had heard Hadrat 'Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him), son of Abu Talib, say about the biers: Verily, the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to stand first but later on kept sitting; but it is also narrated that Nafi' ibn Jubair saw Waqid b. 'Amr standing for a bier till it was placed down.
This hadith has been narrated by Yahya b. Sa'id with the same chain of transmitters.
It is narrated on the authority of Muhammad b. Munkadir that he said: I heard from Mas'ud b. al-Hakam who narrated it on the authority of Hadrat 'Ali that he said: We saw the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) stood up for a (bier) and we also stood up; he sat down and we too sat down.
This hadith has been narrated by Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters.