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From Imam Sufyan ath-Thawree's (d.161H) creed, mentioned by Imam al-Laalikaa'ee in his tremendous book, Sharh Usool ul-I'tiqād Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama'ah (1/151-154):
Ath-Thawree said:
"O Shu'ayb, what you have written will not benefit you until you:
Narrations about the ruler from the salaf
(Sunan of at-Tirmidhi. no.2225)
Its chain of narration is jayyid (good) and all of its narrators are thiqāt (precise, reliable and trustworthy).
(As-sunnah of ibn Abi 'Aasim, 2/488)
(Ibn 'Abdul-Barr reported it in at-Tamheed, 21/287)
(As-Sunnah, 2/488. All narrators thiqaat save Abul-Yamaan al-Hawzaniyy but Ibn Hibban included him in his Ath-Thiqaat and Hafidh ibn al-Hajr said about him, 'Maqbool (i.e. his narrations are acceptable)
(At-Taareekh al-Kabeer, 8/104)
(Al-Hafidh Abul-Qasim al-Asbahanee in his book at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb, 3/68)
(At-Tamheed, 21/287)
(Al-Hilyah of Abu Nu'aym, 5/41-42 and As-Samt wa Aadaabil-Lisaan of Ibn Abid-Dunya, p.145)
(At-Tamheed, 21/287)