An Example Of A Narrator Who The Scholars Have Differed Over


From the previous three posts, we came to realise why and how the Imaams of Hadeeth (in specific; the Imaams of Al-Jarh Wat-ta’deel) differed over a narrator of hadeeth. Below is an example of such a narrator:

A name among the early third century transmitters is Hajjaaj Bin Nusayrat Al-Fasaatitee of Basra (d. 214H).

Yahyaa Ibn Ma’een said he was “saadiq (truthful).”

Ibn Hibbaan mentioned him among the thiqaat (reliable).

‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee said “his hadeeth is dismissed.”

Aboo Haatim, Ar-Raazee, Aboo Daawood and An-Nisaa’ee have considered him weak and have said his hadeeth was abandoned.

And finally, Imaam Bukhaaree said that many remained silent about him.

[Mizaan Al-I’tidaal Fee Naqd Ar-Rijaal of Adh-Dhahabee, 1/116, 210 & As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah of ‘Umar Haashim, Pp. 100-102. See “Hadeeth Studies” by Mohammad Hasim Kamali Pp. 80-95 for more info]

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