So I was having any argument with a Sunni about how all hadith can't be trusted because they were written 200+ years after Muhammad died. We had this same argument before, but this time the Sunni came up with a NEW argument. She said that the hadith are reliable because there was a book of hadith that was actually written during the time of the prophet, and the stories match up with later Bukhari or Muslim collections...
She says the name of this book that was supposedly written during the lie of the Prophet was Sahifa as Sadiqah by Abdullah bin Amr. She says its so important, and all Salafis rely on it..
Um.. OK. I can't find any information about it on the internet at all. Not a single English translation. Not even a write about about it. It's not credited as the book that any Sunnis or Salafis rely on. I told her, don't you think its a little strange that for a hadith collection thats "so important and relied on", that I can't find ANYTHING about it on the whole internet???
Actually, the only information I could find about the author even was that according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd-Allah_ibn_Amr
, "He was, however, present at the Battle of Siffeen, at the insistence of his father; however he took no active part in it, deeply regretting in later life that he had been present at all". I thought this was funny because the female I was arguing with just told me she would stop calling me by the Arabic name she game me, because I wasn't brave like a lion (because I wouldn't believe in her Sunni BS), so I shouldn't be called Hamza. It turns out that her beloved source was such a coward, he went to battle and didn't even fight, according to Sunan Abu Dawud.
Under those I don't even think Abdullah bin Amr qualifies as a reliable, according to their own Sunni standards.
Anyways, does anybody have any more information on the collection Sahifa as Sadiqah by Abdullah bin Amr?? I am curious to read about it. Thanks.