What is the status of Mu’adh ibn Fadalah Az Zahrani?
Imam Abu Hatim and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared Mu’adh ibn Fadalah Az Zahrani reliable (thiqah). Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) says, ‘He was from among the most senior teachers of Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah).
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 28 pg. 129, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 10 pg. 193 and Taqribut Tahdhib, 6738)
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