Status of the narrator Yahya ibn Muslim Al Basri

Question

I would like to know the status of the Hadith narrator Yahya ibn Muslim Al Basri.

 

Answer

The Muhaddithun have mentioned that they are unaware of his credibility. Imam Abu Zur’ah (rahimahullah) said, “I don’t know who he is.” (لا أدري من هو). Other Muhaddithun have declared him unknown (majhul).

(Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 31 pg. 533, number: 6919, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 5 pg. 143, numbers: 9095 and 9096 and Taqribut Tahdhib: 7644)

 

Note: The above is merely an answer to the question provided. An unqualified person 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