The rank of Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar

Q 2: What is the rank of Ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar among the Muhaddithin (Hadith scholars)? Is he trustworthy or not?


A: In his book entitled "Taqrib Al-Tahdhib", Al-Hafizh Ibn Hajar Al-`Asqalany said, "Muhammad ibn Is-haq ibn Yasar Abu Bakr Al-Muttaliby Al-Madany, lived in Iraq, and narrated Hadiths of Maghazy (Conquests). He was honest, but in his late days he was known for fabricating Hadiths. (Part No. 4; Page No. 372) He was also accused of being a Shi‘i (Shiite) and a Qadary (Fatalist). He was one of the youngest among the fifth generation (Tabaqah) of narrators. He died in the year 150, and it was also said that he died later."His biography was narrated in the book entitled "Tahdhib Al-Tahdhib". You can refer to it if you like for more information.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

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