Imam Ahmad said:

“My wife Umm Saleh [1] stayed with me for 20 years (i.e. until she passed away).

We did not dispute together, even on single word” [2-3].


[1] ‘Abbasah bint al-Fadl (may Allah have mercy on her)

[2] Tabaqaat al-Hanabilah 1/429

[3] Benefitted from:

قال أَحْمَد أقامت أم صَالِح معي عشرين سنة فما اختلفت أنا وهي فِي كلمة