in the Qur'an, Hadith, History
`Affan b. Muslim b. `Abd Allah, Abu `Uthman al-Saffar al-Basri al-Ansari
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Abi Dawud Bukhari Darimi Ibn Hanbal Ibn Majah Muslim Nasa'i Tirmidhi
Ibn `Adi said: He is so famous, trustworthy and reliable that nothing more can be said about him. Ibn Hajar has quoted Ibn Ma`in, Ibn Sa`d, Ibn Kharrash and Ibn Qani` to show `Affan's reliability.
[Tadhkirat al-huffaz, al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din Muhammad b. Ahmad b. `Uthman, Abu `Abd Allah, Haydarabad: Da'irat al-ma`arif al-nizamiyyah, 1333 AH, v. 1, p. 347 ]
Al-`Ijli said: `Affan was reliable, trustworthy, a man of Sunnah (sahib al-Sunnah). Abu Hatim said: `Affan was reliable, perfect, and solid [in his field].
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