Ibn Hisham did not add anything, he subtracted. They accepted the statements and fatwas of the Companions without limitation or precondition regarding their number, their attributes, their actions, or the type of opinion related from them.
Abu Hanifa and ash-Shafi'i are less than that in their acceptance, even those the methods are similar and the direction on the whole the same. Abu Bakr was the most knowledgeable of the community about him, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and about his words, actions, guidance and conduct.
The sirens also allow men to forget their home for with their beautiful voices would sing bewitching songs to drive these men to their death. Malik realised that the Sunna was to be found in what the Companions had. Odysseus, the strong, courageous, dedicated hero, travelled for miles on end to return to his home land of Ithica and to bring with him the twelve fleet ships carrying his loyal companions.
We seek refuge with Allah from that being the method of the Imam of the Abode of the Hijra and the shaykh of the hadith scholars of his generation. Moreover, his aunt was Aisha Rthe wife of Prophet.
Someone who reads the Muwatta' will not find any difficulty about the transmission of examples of the fatwas of the Companions which are related and recorded in the Muwatta' and accepted. Can you please go into much greater detail with this topic?
It contains a clear indication of the motive which moved him to accept their statements: they were first outstrippers among the Muhajirun and Ansar and that Allah praised those who follow them in the best.