respected brother, two things: 1. the operation of the heart to take out a physical part that was 'part of shaytaan in thee' (from sahih muslim english translation). Prior to this operation. Rasul Allah(sallalahu alayhi wa aalihi wassallam) had that shaytaan X in Him(sallalahu alayhi wa aalihi wassallam). you agree to that as anyone can understand. your argument or whatever it is, is based on AFTER the REMOVAL of that Shaytaan X . eventhough Prophet before/after birth and epitome of perfection yet He(sallalahu alayhi wa aalihi wassallam) still had to have an operation to have had Shaytaan X removed! think! also, muhaddithin you mention & others who wrote commentries on the hadith hold that 'it was part of shaytaan in thee' after the removal/operation then they comment of its benefits as Qadhi ayyadh had done in ikmaal. none of them say that 'it was not part of shaytaan in thee'...if they have, such as qadhi ayyad, nawawi, sanusi, ali qari etc then write it here in arabic? all the arguments are once the satanic part was removed then it had benefits. 2. imam muslim qushairi's madhab was muta had been abrogated so he wrote the chapter. many sahaba did not agree, for instance, jalal suyut in tarikh al khulafa says that first person to make muta haram was hazrat Umer bin khattab. however, the point is that in the text of the hadith as reported by the 'sahih rijaal' no where it says the thngs you are understanding! all it is saying precisely is that ' we used to do muta n times of Prophet(sallalahu alayhi wa aalihi wassallam) and Abu Bakr and Umer' NOTHING else. so how do you deduce all that you have? sahih rijaal have reported nothing in this instance. nothing more nothing less. that is the point. for the same reason that you add/delete information to this report is the same way we are arguing to delete that 'portion'. --------- in sharah of sanusi under this hadith he says that suhaili said that Eesa and Maryam(alayhuma assalaam) were exempt from this 'part of shaytaan' so you see what i am trying to argue for?