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The Hadith narrator Zayd ibn al-Hawari

Question

What is the status of the Hadith narrator Zayd ibnul Hawari?

 

Answer

Zayd ibnul Hawari was a Tabi’i. Most of his teachers were other senior Tabi’is.

He has been declared weak by the Muhaddithun. Some Muhaddithun on certain occasions declared him slightly credible (salih), but most of the Muhaddithun have declared him weak.

(Refer: Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 3 pg. 407- 409, Taqribut Tahdhib: 2131 and Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 95, number: 2867)

 

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