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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thaabit bin Aslam al-Bunaani al-Basari (Thiqah Thabat)


Name:
ثابت بن أسلم البنانى ، أبو محمد البصرى
Thaabit bin Aslam al-Bunaani, Abu Muhammad al-Basari

Tabaqah: 4 – Next to the Taabi’een of Middle Level

Death: 100 H

Narrations narrated by: Bukhaari – Muslim – Abu Dawood – Tirmidhi – Nasaa’ee – Ibn Maajah etc

Teachers: Anas bin Maalik, Shahr bin Hawshab, Abdullah bin az-Zubayr bin al-Awwaam, Abdullah bin Umar bin al-Khattaab, Abdullah bin Mughaffil al-Muzani, Abdur Rahmaan bin Abbaas al-Qurashi and many others.

Students: Hammaad bin Salamah, Humayd at-Ta’weel, Dawood bin Abi Hind, Sulemaan al-A’mash, Shu’bah bin al-Hajjaaj, Ataa bin Abi Ribaah, Qataadah bin Da’aamah, Abu Awaanah Al-Waddaah bin Abdullah, Ibraaheem bin Tahmaan and many others.

Scholars’ praise of him:

1-   Imaam Bukhaari narrated and took evidence from him in his Saheeh in 67 narrations.

2-   Imaam Muslim narrated no less than 151 narrations from him in his Saheeh.

This proves that he was Thiqah in Hadeeth according to Imaam Bukhaari and Muslim.

3-   Imaam Ibn Khuzaymah narrated about 35 narrations from Thaabit in his Saheeh

4-   Imaam Ibn Hibbaan also narrated several narrations from Thaabit as evidence in his Saheeh.

He also mentioned him in ath-Thiqaat [1960]

5-   Imaam Yahya bin Ma’een said about him: “Basari Thiqah”
[Al-Jarh wat Ta’deel by Ibn Abi Haatim: 2/449, Chain Saheeh]

6-   Imaam Ahmed bin Hanbal said: “He is Thiqah”
[Al-Ilal wa Ma’rifat ur-Rijaal: 4348]

Imaam Ahmed also said: “Thaabit is Thabat (established) in Hadeeth”
[Al-Kaamil: 2/306-307, Chain Hasan]

7-   Imaam Abu Haatim ar-Raazi said: “Thaabit al-Bunaani is Thiqah Sudooq; the most precise (Athbat) among the companions of Anas is: Az-Zuhri then Qataadah then Thaabit al-Bunaani”
[Al-Jarh wat Ta’deel: 2/449]

8-   Imaam Ibn Sa’d said: “Thaabit is Thiqah Ma’moon in hadeeth”
[Tabaqaat al-Kubra: 7/174]

9-   Imaam Ibn Adee al-Jarjaani said: “Thaabit al-Bunaani is a Taabi’ee of Ahl al-Basrah and is among their ascetics & Traditionists, and he wrote from (many) Aimmah and Thiqah people and (many) people have narrated from him… He is nothing less then being Thiqah Sudooq; and his narrations are Saalih Mustaqeem when a Thiqah narrates from him; and he has a lot of narrations; and he is among the Thiqah Muslims. And whatever Nakarah (oddness) occurred in his narration then it is not from him but it is from the narrator who narrated from him for verily a group of weak and unknown narrators have (also) narrated from him. And when he narrates from the people above him from his Shuyookh then he is Mustaqeem ul-Hadeeth Thiqah”
[Al-Kaamil by Ibn Adee: 2/307-308]

10-         Imaam Daaraqutni declared him a Haafidh
[Al-Ilzaamaat wal Tatabbu: P. 363]

11-         Imaam al-Ijlee said: “He is a Taabi’ee, Thiqah, a pious person”
[Thiqaat: 1/89 T. 180]

12-         Imaam Abu Hafs Ibn Shaaheen mentioned him in Taareekh Asmaa ath-Thiqaat [144]

13-         Imaam Dhahabi said: “He is a master in knowledge and action; he is Thiqah Thabat…”
[Taareekh al-Islaam: 8/54]

Imaam Dhahabi also said: “Thaabit is Thaabit (established) just like his name”
[Meezaan al-I’tidaal: 1/363]

14-         Haafidh Khaleel bin Aybak as-Safdi (Student of Dhahabi) said: “He is Thiqah Thabat”
[Al-Waafi Bil Wafiyaat: 10/284]

15-         Haafidh Ibn Hajar al-Asqalaani said: “He is Thiqah, Highly admired”
[Lisaan al-Meezaan: 7/187]

Ibn Hajr also said: “He is Thiqah Aabid”
[Taqreeb: 810]

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