Is Thumamah ibn ‘Uqbah a reliable narrator of Hadith? I have read that Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) reported his Hadith in Al Adab Al Mufrad and Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has classified him trustworthy. Is this true?
Yes, this is correct.
Imams Yahya ibn Mai’n and Nasai (rahimahumallah) have declared Thumamah ibn ‘Uqbah Al Muhallimi reliable (thiqah). Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has also declared him reliable.
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has reported his Hadith in Al Adabul Mufrad.
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 4 pg. 408/409, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 2 pg. 29)
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