Status of the Hadith narrator ‘Ata ibn ‘Ajlan

Question

What is the status of the narrator ‘Ata ibn ‘Ajlan?

 

Answer

‘Ata ibn ‘Ajlan has been declared extremely weak by Imams Bukhari, Abi Hatim and Nasai (rahimahumullah). Imam Yahya ibn Ma’in and Fallas (rahimahumallah) have declared him a liar.

(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 83, number: 5360, Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 20 pg. 94-99, number: 3936)

 

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