What is the status of the narrator Abu ‘Ali Zakariyya ibn Yahya al-Darir?
‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared him truthful (محله الصدق), i.e. His Hadiths will mostly be declared sound (hasan).
(Tarikhul Islam, vol. 11 pg. 84-85. Also see: Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 9 pg. 471-472)
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