Criterion relating to trustworthiness


Is there a criterion relating to Thiqqah (trustworthy)?
And is it a condition for a person to be declared trustworthy with all of Ahlussunnah?

And is the statement of someone saying “So-and-so is not trustworthy with me”, have any effect?

Benefit us, may Allah reward you with good.


The Thiqqah is the Al-‘Adl (the upright) Ad-Dhābit (proficient preserver).

And it suffices for a person to be declared Thiqqah by an individual from the people qualified in this affair.

As for stipulating a consensus in its regard is a Khalafi way, which leads to rendering false al-Jarh wat Ta’dīl.

If an individual from those qualified in this affair declares a person Thiqqah, and after this point someone qualified comes and disparages him, he is requested to explain his disparagement before it’s accepted.

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allah preserve him.


Answered on:
8th, Jumaada Al-Uwlaa, 1438H.

Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani.