Imaam Abu Khaithama Zuhayr bin Harb An-Nasaa’ee
Author: Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee
Source: His checking of the book “Kitaab-ul-‘Ilm” (pg. 3)
Produced by: Al-Ibaanah.com
From Imaam Al-Albaanee’s verification/checking of Abu Khaithamah’s treatise “Kitaab-ul-‘Ilm”: 1
He was Abu Khaithama Zuhayr bin Harb bin Shadaad an-Nasaa’ee.2 He was a great Haafidh, reliable in narration and firm in memory.
He narrated hadeeth from many scholars, the likes of Sufyaan bin ‘Uyainah, Hushaim bin Basheer, Yahyaa bin Sa’eed al-Qattaan, ‘Abd-ur-Rahmaan bin Mahdee, Wakee’ and many others.
Similarly, many scholars narrated from him, such as Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim, the latter of whom reported so many hadeeth on his authority, that they number past a thousand.3
The scholars agree unanimously upon his reliability and trustworthiness (in the field of hadeeth).
Ibn Hibbaan (rahimahullaah) said of him: “He was precise and accurate in memory – from the peers of Ahmad and Yahyaa bin Ma’een.”
Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee (rahimahullaah) said in his Taareekh Baghdaad (8/482): “He was reliable, trustworthy, possessed good memory and was precise.”
He was born in the year 160H and died in the year 234H, may Allaah have mercy on him.