Is Muhammad ibn Hayyan Al Baghawi a reliable narrator?
Muhammad ibn Hayyan Abul Ahwas Al Baghawi was indeed a reliable narrator. He reported Hadith from Ismail ibn ‘Ulayyah, Waki’ ibnul Jarah (rahimahumullah) and others.
Imams Muslim, Ahmad ibn Hambal, ‘Abbas ibn Muhammad Ad Duri, Ya’qub ibn Shaybah (rahimahumullah) have reported Hadith from him.
Imams Ibn Ma’in, Ya’qub ibn Shaybah, Ibn Hibban (rahimahumullah) and others have declared him reliable (ثقة/ثبت).
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 25 pg. 121-123, number: 5172, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 9 pg. 136-137)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar