Status of the Hadith narrator; Asram ibn Hawshab

Question

What is the status of the narrator Asram ibn Hawshab?

 

Answer

Abu Hisham Asram ibn Hawshab has been declared extremely weak by Imams Bukhari, Muslim and Nasai (rahimahumullah). Some Muhaddithun like Imam Yahya ibn Ma’in and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared him a liar and fabricator.

(Lisanul Mizan, vol. 2 pg. 210, number: 1305)

 

His narrations will therefore be rendered unreliable.

 

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.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar