What is the status of the Hadith narrator Sa’id ibn Zakariyya Al Qurashi
Certain Muhaddithun have declared Sa’id ibn Zakariyya Al Qurashi Al Madaini slightly weak. However, several Muhaddithun including Imams Ibn Ma’in, Salih ibn Muhammad Al Baghdadi and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) have declared him credible. Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has also expressed a similar view.
‘Allamah Dhahabi and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah) have declared him truthful (saduq) i.e. His narrations will be deemed sound.
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 10 pg. 435-439, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 4 pg. 30-31, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 129, number: 3034 and Taqribut Tahdhib, number: 2308)
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.
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