Walid ibn Uqba (Arabic: وليد بن عقبة) was one of the companions of Muhammad.
1.1 Family 1.2 Generalship
2 See also 3 References
He was the son of Uqbah ibn Abu Mu'ayt, a man who tried to kill
He was regarded as trusted and reliable by both of these two caliphs, one of those to whom important tasks could be entrusted....Al- Waleed was one of the most beloved to the people, and one of the kindest to them. For five years there was no gate at his house. 
Ibn Taymiya, a 13th century
The Companions would pray behind people whom they knew to be open
transgressors, such as when
Abd-Allah ibn Mas'ud
Historian Muheeb Al-Deen Al-Khatib puts this event in the following context:
As for the additional material that is narrated in the report of Muslim, that someone came to al-Waleed when he had prayed Fajr with two rak'ahs and he said, "Do you want more?", and according to some of the reports narrated by Ahmad, he had prayed four rak'ahs - nothing was proven from the testimony of witnesses. These are the words of Hudayn, the narrator of the story, but Hudayn was not one of the witnesses and he did not narrate it from any witness or from any known person. He was not in Kufah at the time of the alleged incident and this part of the report carries no weight. 
^ Sahih Bukhari. 6 (60 ed.). p. 339. Missing or empty
^ Dr. A.M. Sallabi, "
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