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Was Farwah ibn Nawfal a Sahabi?

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Was Farwah ibn Nawfal Al Ashja’i a Sahabi?

 

Answer

There is a difference of opinion among the scholars regarding Farwah ibn Nawfal Al Ashja’i. Some scholars have mentioned that he was a Sahabi. However, Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) and other scholars have stated that the correct view is that he was a Tabi’i and his father, Nawfal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was a Sahabi.

(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 23 pg. 179-182, number: 4722,Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 8 pg. 266, Taqribut Tahdhib: 5391 and Al Isabah, vol. 8 pg. 589)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar