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Narrators of Hadith al-Thaqalayn of Second- Eighth Century

59. Sa’id ibn Masruq al­-Thawri (d. 126/743).

His narration is recorded in Muslim (Sahih, ii, 238) from Muhammad ibn Bakkar, from Hassan ibn Ibrahim, from him, from Yazid ibn Hayyan, from Zayd ibn Arqam. Is considered thiqah by Ibn Hibban, Ibn al-Madini, Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, and al-Dhahabi. 1

60. Al-Rukayn ibn al-Rabi’ Abu al-Rabi’ al-Fazari al-Kufi (d.131/ 748).

In Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Musnad, v, 181,182) from al-Aswad ibn ‘Amir, from Sharik, from him, from al-Qasim ibn Hassan, from Zayd ibn Thabit. Is considered thiqah by Ahmad, Ibn Mu’in, al-Nasa'i, Ibn Hibban and Ibn Hajar. 2

61. Yahya ibn Sa’id ibn Hayyan, Abu Hayyan al-­Taymi al-Kufi (d.145/762).

In Muslim (Sahih, ii, 237 ­ 238) and Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Musnad, iv, 371) from Yazid ibn Hayyan from Zayd ibn Arqam. Is considered thiqah by al-Thawri, Ahmad ibn ‘Abd Allah al-’Ijli, al-Dhahabi, al­-Yafi’i, al-Asqalani, and Ibn Hibban. 3

62. ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Abi Sulayman Maysarah al-Arzami al-Kufi (d.145/762).

In Ahmad (Musnad, iii, 26) from ‘Atiyyah from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. Is considered thiqah by Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Yahya ibn Mu’in, and also by ‘Abd Allah ibn Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Sufyan al-Thawri, al-Nasa'i, al-’Ijli and Ibn ‘Ammar al-­Musili. 4

63. Al-A’mash, Sulayman ibn Mihran al-Asadi al-Kufi al-­Kahili (61 ­ 147/680 ­ 764).

In al-Tirmidhi (Sahih, ii, 220) from ‘Ali ibn al-­Mundhir, from Muhammad ibn Fudyal from him from ‘Atiyyah from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri and also from Habib ibn Abi Thabit from Zayd ibn Arqam. Is considered thiqah by al-Dhahabi, al-­Yafi’i, al-’Ijli, Yahya ibn Mu’in and al-Nasa'i. 5

64. Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar al-­Thaqafi al-Madani (d.151/ 768).

His marfu’ narrations from Zayd ibn Arqam and Abu Sa’id al-Khudri have been recorded by Ibn Manzur (Lisan al-Arab, iv, 530). Is considered thiqah by Ibn Hibban, Shu’bah, Sufyan, Yahya ibn Mu’in, Ibn al-Madini and al-­Subki, and other scholars. 6

65. Isra'il ibn Yunus al-­Sabi’i, Abu Yusuf al-Kufi (d. 160/776).

In Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Musnad, iv, 371) from al-Aswad ibn ‘Amir, from him, from ‘Uthman ibn al-Mughirah, from ‘Ali ibn Rabi’ah, from Zayd ibn Arqam. Considered thiqah by al-’Ijli, Abu Hatim, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ibn Hibban, 7 Ibn Hajar, 8 and others.

66. ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Utbah ibn Mas’ud al-Kufi al-Mas’udi (d.160/776).

Al-Tabarani (al-­Mu’jam al-­saghir, i, 135) records his narration from Kathir al-­Nawa', from ‘Atiyyah from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. He is considered thiqah by Yahya ibn Mu’in, Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Ibn al-Madini. 9

67. Muhammad ibn Talhah ibn Musarrif al-Yami al-Kufi (d. 167/ 783).

Ahmad ibn Hanbal in Musnad, Ibn al-­Maghazili in al-­Manaqib and al-Hamawi in Fara'id al-­simtayn have narrated Hadith al-Thaqalayn from him. He has been considered thiqah by the authors of the six Sihah all of whom have narrated traditions from him.

68. Abu ‘Awanah al-­Waddah ibn ‘Abd Allah al-­Yashkari al-­Wasiti al-Bazzaz (d. 176/792).

Al-Nasa'i in Khasa'is, al-Hakim in al-­Mustadrak and al-­Khwarazmi in al-­Manaqib have narrated Hadith al-Thaqalayn from him. He is considered thiqah by Abu Hatim, 10 Abu Zur’ah, Ibn ‘Adi, 11 al-Dhahabi, 12 Ibn Hajar 13 and al-Suyuti. 14

69. Sharik ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Qadi (d. 177/793).

In Musnad Ahmad (v, 181, 182) from al-Rukayn, from al-Qasim ibn Hassan, from Zayd ibn Thabit. Has been considered thiqah by Yahya ibn Mu’in and al-’Ijli. 15

70. Hassan ibn Ibrahim ibn ‘Abd Allah al-­Kirmani (d. 176/792).

Muslim in his Sahih and al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak. Has been considered thiqah by Ibn Mu’in, Ibn al-Madini, Ibn ‘Adi, Ibn Hibban, 16 and al-Dhahabi. 17

71. Jarir ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid al-Dabbi al-Kufi (d. 188/803).

Muslim in his Sahih mentions his narration of Hadith al-Thaqalayn. He has been considered thiqah by Ibn Sa’d, Muhammad ibn Hammad, Abu Hatim, al-’Ijli, 18 Yusuf ibn ‘Ammar al-Musili, al-Nasa'i, Ibn Khirash, Abu al-Qasim al-Lalika'i, al-Khalili and Ibn Hajar. 19 According to the latter two there is unanimity on his tawthiq.

72. Abu Bishr Isma’il ibn Ibrahim ibn Muqsim al-Asadi al-Basri, known as Ibn ‘Ulayyah (d. 193/808).

His narration of Hadith al-Thaqalayn is recorded by Muslim in his Sahih and Ahmad in his Musnad. One of the leading traditionists and jurists of Basrah, he has been considered thiqah by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ibn Mu’in, 20 al-Dhahabi, 21 al-Nasa'i, Ibn Sa’d, 22 and al-Suyuti. 23

73. Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman Muhammad ibn al-Fudayl al-Dabbi al-Kufi (d. 194/809).

His narration of Hadith al-Thaqalayn is mentioned by Muslim and al-Tirmidhi in their books. He has been considered thiqah by Ibn Mu’in and saduq by Abu Zur’ah. 24

74. ‘Abd Allah ibn Numayr al-Hamdani (d. 199/814).

Ahmad ibn Hanbal in his Musnad and Kitab al-­manaqib. Has been considered thiqah by Yahya ibn Mu’in, al-’Ijli and Ibn Sa’d. 25

75. Habib ibn Abi Thabit (d. 119/737).

His narration is mentioned by al-Nasa'i (Khasa'is, i, 133) and Ibn Kathir (al-­Bidayah wa al-­nihayah, v, 209) from Ibn al-­Tufayh from Zayd ibn Arqam. Has been considered thiqah by al-’Ijli, Ibn Mu’in, al-Nasa'i and Abu Hatim. 26

76. Abu Ishaq ‘Amr ibn ‘Abd Allah al-­Sabi’i (d. 129/746).

His narration is mentioned by al-­Darqutni in Kitab al-­‘Ilal (ii, 78) from Hanash ibn al-­Mu’tamir from Abu Dharr. Has been considered thiqah by Ibn Mu’in, al-Nasa'i, al-’Ijli and Abu Hatim. 27

77. Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.

In al-­Dulabi, al-­Dhurriyyat al-­tahirah, from his father, from his grandfather (A). Regarded thiqah by al-Dhahabi 28 and mentioned in al-­Thiqat by Ibn Hibban.

78. Hakim ibn Jubayr al-Asadi.

In al-Tabarani (al-­Mu’jam al-­kabir, iii, No. 2681), from him, from Abu al-Tufayl from Zayd ibn Arqam. One of four eminent traditionists of his time. 29

79. Zakariyya ibn Abi Za'idah (d. 147/764).

In al-­Muhamili (al-Amali, iii, 38, MS. in Dar al-­Kutub al-­Zahiriyyah, Damascus), from him, from ‘Atiyyah al-Awfi from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. Tawthiq by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, al-’Ijli, Abu Dawud, al-Nasa'i 30 and Ibn Sa’d. 31

80. Fitr ibn Khalifah al-­Makhzumi (d. 153 or 155/770 or 772).

In al-Samhudi (Jawahir al-’iqdayn, MS., F. 86) and al-Sakhawi (al-Istijlab, MS., F. 22), from him, from Abu al-Tufayl. Tawthiq by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Yahya ibn Mu’in, al-’Ijli, al-Nasa'i, Ibn Sa’d, Abu Nu’aym al-Fadl ibn Dukayn and Ibn Hibban. 32

81. Kathir ibn Zayd (d. 158/774).

In Abu Ja’far al-­Tahawi (Mushkil al-athar, ii, 307) and al-­Dulabi (al-­Dhurriyyat al-­tahirah, 168) from him, from Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali, from ‘Ali (A). Tawthiq by Ibn ‘Ammar al-Musili and Ibn Hibban. 33

82. Ma’ruf ibn Kharrabudh al-Makki.

In Abu al-Abbas al-Hasan ibn Sufyan al-Nasawi (al-Musnad al-kabir), Abu Nu’aym (Hilyat al-awliya', i, 355), Samhudi (Jawahir al-’iqdayn), al-Tabarani (al-Mu’jam al-kabir), Al-Hafiz al-Haythami (Majma’ al-zawa'id), al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Ibn ‘Asakir, Ibn Hajar and others, from him from Abu Tufayl, from Hudhayfah ibn Asid al-Ghifari. Mentioned by Ibn Hibban in al-Thiqat. 34

83. Abu al-Jahhaf Dawud ibn Abi ‘Awf al-Tamimi.

In Imam Ahmad's Fada'il ‘Ali, from him, from ‘Atiyyah, from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. Tawthiq by Ibn Mu’in and Sufyan. Among the rijal of al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and al-Nasa'i. Mentioned by Ibn Hibban in al-Thiqat. 35

84. Salih ibn Abi al-Aswad al-Laythi.

In al-Tabarani (al-Mu’jam al-kabir, ii, No. 2679) from al-A’mash from ‘Atiyyah from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri.

85. Abu al-Jarud Ziyad ibn al-Mundhir al-Abdi.

In al-Samhudi (Jawahir al-’iqdayn) and al-Sakhawi (al-Istijlab) from him, from Abu Tufayl.

86. Hatim ibn Isma’il al-Madani (d. 186/802).

In al-’Uqayli (Kitab al-du’afa'), from Ja’far ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali (A). Tawthiq by Ibn Sa’d, Ibn Hibban and al-’Ijli. 36

87. Kathir ibn Isma’il al-Nawa' al-Kufi.

In al-Tabarani (al-Mu’jam al-saghir, i, 131) from him, from ‘Atiyyah. Among the rijal of al-Tirmidhi. Mentioned by Ibn Hibban in al-Thiqat. 37

88. Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Musahhar al-Qarashi (d. 189/805).

In al-Tabarani (al-Mu’jam al-kabir, ii, No. 2678), from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Hadrami, from Manjab ibn Al-Harith from him, from ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Abi Sulayman, from ‘Atiyyah from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. Tawthiq by Ibn Mu’in, al-’Ijli, Abu Zur’ah, al-Nasa'i, 38 Ibn Sa’d 39 and Ahmad ibn Hanbal. 40

89. ‘AIi ibn Thabit al-Jazari.

In al-Bazzaz (Musnad, see 136), from him, from Sufyan ibn Sulayman, from Abu Ishaq, from Al-Harith, from ‘Ali (A). Tawthiq by Ibn Mu’in, Ibn Hanbal, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Numayr, Ibn Sa’d, Ibn ‘Ammar, Abu Dawud, 41Abu Zur'ah, al-’Ijli and others. 42

90. ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan al-Zuhri.

In Ibn ‘Uqdah (al-Muwalat) Abu Musa al-Madini (Kitab al-Sahabah), Abu al-Futuh al-’Ijli (Kitab al­mu’jiz fi fada'il al-Khulafa'), al-Samhudi (op. cit.), and al-Sakhawi (op. cit.), from him, from Abu al-Tufayl.

91. Harun ibn Sa’d al-’Ijli.

In al-’Uqayli (Kitab al-du’afa', xii, MS. F.288) from Muhammad ibn Abi Hafs al-Attar, from him, from ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Sa’id al-Khudri. Among the rijal of Muslim. Mentioned by Ibn Hibban in al-Thiqat. 43 Tasdiq by al-Dhahabi. 44

92. Yunus ibn Arqam.

In al-Tabarani (al-Mu’jam al-saghir, i, 135) and al-Khatib (Talkhis al-mutashabih fi al-rasm, MS. F.29), from ‘Abd al-Hamid al-Sabih, from him, from Harun ibn Sa’d, from ‘Atiyyah. Mentioned by Ibn Hibban in al-Thiqat. 45

93. ‘Uthman ibn Abi Zur’ah al-Mughirah al-Thaqafi al-Kufi.

In al-Tahawi (Mushkil al-athar, iv, 368) and Ahmad (al-Musnad, iv, 37), from Isra'il ibn Yunus al­Sabi’i, from him, from ‘Ali ibn Rabi’ah. Among the rijal of al-Bukhari. Tawthiq by Ibn Hajar, Abu Hatim, al-Nasa'i, ‘Abd al-Ghani ibn Sa’id, al-’Ijli and Ibn Numayr. 46

94. Zayd ibn al-Hasan al-Qarashi al-Anmati, Abu al-Husayn al-Kufi.

In al-Nasawi (al-Musnad al-kabir), Abu Nu’aym al-Isfahani (Hilyat al-awliya'), al-Samhudi (Jawahir al-’iqdayn), al-Tabarani, (al-Mu’jam al-kabir), al-Haythami (Majma’ al-zawa'id), al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (Ta'rikh Baghdad), Ibn ‘Asakir (Ta'rikh Dimashq), Ibn Kathir (al-Bidayah wa al-nihayah) and others, from him, from Ja’far ibn Muhammad (A) from Jabir; and from him, from Ma’ruf ibn Kharrabudh, from Abu al-Tufayl, from Hudhayfah ibn Usayd. Mentioned by Ibn Hibban in al-Thiqat and al-Tirmidhi narrates a tradition from him about hajj. 47

  • 1. Tahdhib al-­Tahdhib, iv, 82; al-­Kashif, i, 272.
  • 2. Al-­Kashif, i, 313; Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, ii, 286; Taqrib al-Tahdhib, i, 252.
  • 3. Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, M.S.; al-Kashif, ii, 256; al-lbar, i, 205; Mir`at al-jinan, i, 301; Taqrib al-Tahdhib, ii, 248; al-Shaykh `Abd al-Haqq al-Dehlawi, Asma' rijal al-Mishkat.
  • 4. Ibn Hibban, al-Thiqat, MS.; al-Maqdisi, al-Kamal fi asma' al-rijal, MS.; al-Dhahabi, Tadhkirat al-huffaz, i, 155; al-Asqalani, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, vi, 396.
  • 5. al-lbar, i, 209; Mir`at al-jinan, i, 305; Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, iv, 222.
  • 6. Ibn Hibban, al-Thiqat; al-Mizzi, Tahdhib al-Kamal, MS., Tabaqat al-Shafi`iyyah, i, 85; al-Dhahabi, al-Kashif, iii, 19; see also Mir`at al-jinan, i, 313.
  • 7. Al-Mizzi, Asma' rijal al-­Sahihayn, i, 42; Al-Dhahabi, al-Kashif, i, 116; Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, i, 261.
  • 8. Taqrib al-Tahdhib, i, 64.
  • 9. Al-Dhahabi, Tadhkirat al-huffaz, i, 197.
  • 10. Al-Mizzi, Tahdhib al-Kamal, MS.
  • 11. Al-Dhahabi, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, MS.
  • 12. Tadhkirat al-huffaz, i, 236, also al-Kashif, iii, 235.
  • 13. Taqrib al-Tahdhib, ii, 231.
  • 14. Tabaqat al-huffaz, 100.
  • 15. `Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi, al-Kamal fi asma' al-rijal, MS.
  • 16. Al-Asqalani, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, iii, 245.
  • 17. Al-Kashif, i, 215, and al-lbar, i, 293.
  • 18. Al-Mizzi, Tahdhib al-Kamal, MS.
  • 19. Ibn Hajar, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, ii, 75, and Taqrib al-Tahdhib, i, 127.
  • 20. Al-Mizzi, Tahdhib al-Kamal, MS.
  • 21. Al-Dhahabi, Tadhkirat al-huffaz, i, 323, al-Kashif, i, 118, al-lbar, i, 310.
  • 22. Al-Asqalani, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, i, 275.
  • 23. Tabaqat al-huffaz, 133.
  • 24. Al-Dhahabi, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, MS.; Tadhkirat al-huffaz, i, 315.
  • 25. Al-Asqalani, Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, vi, 56.
  • 26. Ibid., ii, 178.
  • 27. Ibid., viii, 63.
  • 28. Al-Kashif, iii, 82.
  • 29. Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, ii, 445.
  • 30. Ibid., iii, 329.
  • 31. Al-Tabaqat, vi, 355.
  • 32. Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, viii, 300.
  • 33. Ibid, vi, 413.
  • 34. Ibid., x, 230.
  • 35. Ibid., iii, 196.
  • 36. Ibid., ii, 128.
  • 37. Ibid, viii, 411.
  • 38. Ibid, vii, 382.
  • 39. Ibn Sa`d, al-Tabaqat, vi, 388.
  • 40. Al-Dhahabi, Tadhkirat al-huffaz, 290.
  • 41. Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Ta'rikh Baghdad, xi, 356.
  • 42. Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, vii, 288.
  • 43. Ibid., xi, 6.
  • 44. Al-Dhahabi, al-Kashif, ii, 214 and Mizan al-I`tidal, iv, 284.
  • 45. Ibid., vi, 331; Ibn Hajar, Ta`jil al-­manfa`ah, 301.
  • 46. Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, vii, 155.
  • 47. Ibid, iii, 406.

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