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The Isnad al Humaidi


His full name is Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Futuh ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Humaid al Azdi al Andalusi al Qurtubi (d. 488 A.H).

The author of ‘Abaqat al Anwar added the narration of al Humaidi and also included a ten page discussion on the reliability and status of ‘Allamah al Humaidi. In reply, we wish to state the following:

  1. Al Humaidi added this narration in his compilation, al Jam’ bayn al Sahihayn, in which he gathered the texts of Bukhari and Muslim, leaving out the asanid. He suffices upon mentioning the name of the Sahabi from who the hadith is narrated. Thus, the hadith of Zaid ibn Arqam in al Jam’ bayn al Sahihayn of al Humaidi is no different to the hadith of Muslim. This is no separate narration with a separate isnad.
  2. Secondly, a lengthy discussion (of ten pages) was presented to prove the status of al Humaidi. This is despite the fact that he was always looked upon as a reliable Muhaddith by the Ahlus Sunnah. None of the Ahlus Sunnah ever criticised him, or even raised doubts regarding his reliability. Therefore the motivation behind this entire presentation was simply to add more references to his list and add unnecessary lengthy discussions, so that his book may appear voluminous. In this way, he hopes to collect more gifts from his supporters.
  3. Thirdly, the correct interpretation of this narration is as stated under the narration of Muslim, as they are identical.


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