Please provide information regarding the status of the narrator ‘Abdullah ibn Khalifah Al Basri.
There is a difference of opinion on this narrator’s name. Some Muhaddithun have named him ‘Abdullah ibn Khalifah while others have named him Khalifah ibn ‘Abdillah.
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared him reliable (thiqah) and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared him truthful (saduq) [i.e. His narrations will be declared sound].
(Refer: Kitabuth Thiqat of Imam Ibn Hibban, vol. 4 pg. 210, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 373, number: 4080, Al Kashif: 2704 with the footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah hafizahullah. Also see: Taqribut Tahdhib: 3295)
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
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