I would like to ask about the narrator of Hadith, ‘Uthman ibn ‘Abdillah Al Mawsili, what was his status?
‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) writes regarding ‘Uthman ibn ‘Abdillah Al Mawsili Al Khawlani, ‘Al Azdi (rahimahullah) discredited him and has cited an extremely unreliable narration of his (تكلم فيه الأزدي وساق له خبرا ساقطا).
(Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 48, number: 5250 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 5 pg. 400, number: 5135)
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