What is the status of the narrator, Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib?
Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (rahimahullah) was ‘qalilul Hadith‘ i.e He reported few Hadith only. Imams Nasai, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumullah) have accepted his Hadiths.
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared him reliable. Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) declares him ‘saduq‘ i.e. His Hadiths will be sound. ‘Allamah Ibnul Qattan (rahimahullah) was also of the view that his Hadiths are sound (hasan).
(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 4 pg. 222, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 9 pg. 361. Taqribut Tahdhib, 6170)
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