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Status of the narrator, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn Jabalah

Question

What is the status of the narrator ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn Jabalah?

 

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has mentioned Abu ‘Abdir Rahman, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn Jabalah Al-‘Ataki Al-Marwazi, also known as ‘Abdan (rahimahullah), to be a very credible Hafiz of Hadith (thiqatun hafizun) that passed away in the year 221 A.H.

‘Abdan (rahimahullah) was also one of the teachers of Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) from which he [i.e. Imam Bukhari] directly narrated many Hadiths in his Sahih.

‘Abdan’s (rahimahullah) Hadiths would therefore be graded authentic (Sahih), unless proven otherwise.

(References for all of the above: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 15 pgs. 276-279, Number: 3416, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 5 pgs. 313-314, and Taqribut Tahdhib, Number: 3465)

 

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 Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar