Was Ishaq Malati a reliable narrator?
Ishaq ibn Najih al Malati has been declared a liar and fabricator by many Muhaddithun including Imams Yayha ibn Ma’in, Ahmad and Fallas (rahimahumullah).
(Mizanul I’itidal, vol. 1 pg. 205, number: 755)
His narrations will therefore be deemed unreliable.
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
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