What is the status of the narrator صبيح مولى أم سلمة?



Subayh was the freed slave of Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anha). He reported Hadith from Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anha) and Sayyiduna Zayd ibn Arqam (radiyallahu ‘anhu). His narrations appear in Sunan Tirmidhi and Sunan Ibn Majah.

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared him reliable (ثقة) and has also included his Hadiths in his Sahih.

(Kitabuth Thiqat, vol. 4 pg. 382, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al-Ihsan, hadith: 6977, Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 13 pg. 112, number: 2850)


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