For a Hadith to be classed as Sahih li ghayrihi, does the supporting narration need to be Hasan or can it also be supported by Sahih li dhatihi?
It can also be supported by a Sahih li dhatihi. This is clear from the examples that are quoted for this issue.
(Refer: Tadribur Rawi, vol.3 pg.67-68 and Sharhul Bayquniyyah of Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin, pg.44. Also see Shaykh ibnul ‘Ajami’s Footnotes on Tadrib, vol.2 pg.548)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar