What is the status of the narrator ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn Jabalah?
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has mentioned Abu ‘Abdir Rahman, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn Jabalah Al-‘Ataki Al-Marwazi, also known as ‘Abdan (rahimahullah), to be a very credible Hafiz of Hadith (thiqatun hafizun) that passed away in the year 221 A.H.
‘Abdan (rahimahullah) was also one of the teachers of Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) from which he [i.e. Imam Bukhari] directly narrated many Hadiths in his Sahih.
‘Abdan’s (rahimahullah) Hadiths would therefore be graded authentic (Sahih), unless proven otherwise.
(References for all of the above: Tahdhibul Kamal, vol. 15 pgs. 276-279, Number: 3416, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 5 pgs. 313-314, and Taqribut Tahdhib, Number: 3465)
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 Farhan Shariff
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.