What is the status of Zayd ibn ‘Afif?



Imam Abu Hatim Ar Razi (rahimahullah) has declared this narrator unknown [majhul]. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has also declared him such.

(Al Jarh Wat Ta’dil, vol. 3 pg. 570, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 99 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 559, number: 3308)

His narrations will therefore be deemed weak, unless more information about him comes to light.

Note: The above is merely an answer to the question provided. One who is unqualified, should not seek to apply this and draw conclusions on related issues independently.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar


التخريج من المصادر العربية

الجرح والتعديل لابن أبي حاتم (٣/ ٥٧٠):  زيد بن عفيف روى عن … روى عنه … سمعت أبي يقول [ذلك ويقول] : هو مجهول.

ميزان الاعتدال للذهبي (٢/ ٩٨-٩٩): زيد بن عَبد الرحمن عن عمرو بن شعيب.
زيد بن عفيف كذلك.

لسان الميزان (٣/ ٥٥٩، رقم الترجمة: ٣٣٠٨): زيد بن عفيف: مجهول.