Who was the Hadith narrator ‘Abdul Hamid ibn Sulayman and what is his status?
‘Abdul Hamid ibn Sulayman Al Khuza’i was the younger brother of Fulayh ibn Sulayman who was also a Hadith narrator.
He reported Hadith from: Abu Hazim Salamah ibn Dinar, Muhammad ibn ‘Ajlan, ‘Ala ibn ‘Abdir Rahman (rahimahumullah) and others. He was a Tab’ut Tabi’i.
Imams ‘Ali ibn Madini, Abu Dawud, Nasai, Daraqutni (rahimahumullah) and other Muhaddithun have declared him weak. Imam Ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahullah) has deemed him slightly credible (هو ممن يكتب حديثه).
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 16 pg. 434-437, number: 3717, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 6 pg. 116, Taqribut Tahdhib, number: 3764, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 480, number: 4533)
His narrations could therefore be deemed [slightly] weak, unless proven otherwise.
Note: The above is merely an answer to the question provided. One who is unqualified, should not seek to apply this and/or draw conclusions on related issues independently.
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