Is the Hadith narrator Ash’ath ibn Jabir Al Huddani acceptable?
Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has declared Ash’ath ibn ‘Abdillah ibn Jabir Al Huddani reliable (thiqah). Other Muhaddithun have also declared him sound. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has declared him credible (thiqah).
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared a chain that Ash’ath appears in sound (hasanun gharib).
Imam ‘Uqayli (rahimahullah) has stated that he has mistakes in his narrations (fi Hadithihi wahm). However, ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) states that this is not acceptable and he is surprised at the fact that Imams Bukhari and Muslim have not reported from him.
(Refer: Tahdhibul Kamal: 527, Tahdhibut Tahdhib, vol. 1 pg. 355, Al Kashif: 443, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 255, number: 944 and Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2117)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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