What is the status of Zayd ibn ‘Afif?
Imam Abu Hatim Ar Razi (rahimahullah) has declared this narrator unknown [majhul]. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has also declared him such.
(Al Jarh Wat Ta’dil, vol. 3 pg. 570, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 99 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 3 pg. 559, number: 3308)
His narrations will therefore be deemed weak, unless more information about him comes to light.
Note: The above is merely an answer to the question provided. One who is unqualified, should not seek to apply this and draw conclusions on related issues independently.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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