Time and time again….what muqallids will do to defend their Madhaahib.
And it is astonishing that al-'ainii drew evidence to defend Abu Hanifah's view [of how much a Mudd is] by means of these two weak hadiith and did not mention what has been said about them [in regards to their being weak] which makes them unfit to be used for evidence …
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He is not alone. Ibn Qudaamah from the Hanbali does not mention that the narrations of Aishah and Ibn Abbaas in regards to giving Fatwaa of not fasting the missed fasts on behalf of the dead are also weak. He defends his Madhhab's position without mentioning this. One has to read Ibn Hajar's Fath al-Baari to discover this truth or look at the chain.
On the positive side you did have Abu Yusuf who rejected Abu Hanifah's position in regards to the mudd as he knew full well that his Imaam's position had no solid basis. Abu Yusuf, rightfully, sided with the majority on the issue.