What is the status of the marasil of Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah)?
Mursal is that type of narration wherein the the Tabi’i omits his source and attributes a narration directly to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Imam Yahya ibn Ma’in (rahimahullah) and Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) have declared the mursal narrations of Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) to be the most authentic of all marasil.
(Refer: Ma’rifatu ‘Ulumil Hadith of Imam Hakim, pg. 177, Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 11 pg. 73 and Tadribur Rawi, vol. 3 pg. 163)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best
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