The Hadith narrator Mu’adh ibn Fadalah Az Zahrani

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What is the status of Mu’adh ibn Fadalah Az Zahrani?



Imam Abu Hatim and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared Mu’adh ibn Fadalah Az Zahrani reliable (thiqah). Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) says, ‘He was from among the most senior teachers of Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah).

(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 28 pg. 129, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 10 pg. 193 and Taqribut Tahdhib, 6738)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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