A query regarding the Hadith narrator Sulayman ibn Musa Al Qurashi

Question

I read a Hadith in Sunan Abi Dawud (Hadith: 759). One of the narrators in the chain is Sulayman ibn Musa.

Was he a mudallis?

 

Answer

Sulayman ibn Musa Al Qurashi Al Umawi Al Ashdaq Abu Ayyub Ad Dimashqi was a Tabi’i who was a Jurist (Faqih). His Hadiths appear in the foreword of Sahih Muslim and in the four Sunan.

I have not come across any statement of the Muhaddithun stating that he was a mudallis.

(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 12 pg. 92-98, number: 2571, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 4 pg. 226-227, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 209-210, number: 3353)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar