Is Khattab Da-im a reliable narrator?
You are probably referring to the narrator, Khattab ibn ‘Abd Ad Da-im.
Hafiz Khatib Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has stated that he is weak and known to report unreliable narrations (ضعيف يعرف برواية المناكير). He has been accused of reporting a fabricated Hadith.
(Tarikh Baghdad, 4 pg. 271, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 603, number: 2403, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 363, number: 2947)
His narrations will therefore be deemed unreliable.
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