Can you please provide particulars regarding the narrator Qays ibn Talq ibn ‘Ali?
Qays ibn Talq ibn ‘Ali ibnul Mundhir Al Hanafi Al Yamami was a Tabi’i. Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) states that some have incorrectly regarded him to be a Sahabi. His father, Talq ibn ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was a Sahabi.
Imams Yahya ibn Ma’in, ‘Ijli and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumullah) have declared him reliable (thiqah). Some Muhaddithun have declared him slightly weak. His Hadiths could therefore be declared sound (hasan) unless proven otherwise.
Imams Tirmidhi and Ibnul Qattan (rahimahumallah) have graded his Hadith sound (hasan). Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has also graded him saduq (i.e. hasan) in his Taqribut Tahdhib.
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 24 pg. 56-58, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 8 pg. 398-399, Al Kashif with footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah hafizahullah: 4606, Taqribut Tahdhib: 5580 and Al Isabah, vol. 9 pg. 231-232)
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.
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