Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim
Tahqiq, Takhrij, Sharh
Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai
Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari
 From Malik from Muhammad ibn Amr ibn Halhala ad-Dayli from Muhammad ibn lmran al-Ansari that his father said that Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) came upon him while he stopped for a rest under a tall tree on the road to Makkah, and he said, “What has made you stop under this tall tree?” He replied that he sought it’s shade. Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) said, “Anything besides that?” and he said, “No, that was the only. reason he stopped for a rest,” and Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) said, “The Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, ‘If you are between al-Akhshabayn (which are two mountains) near Mina,’ indicating the east with his outspread hand, ‘you will find a valley called as-Surar with a tree in it beneath which the umbilical cords of seventy prophets (Alayhimusalam) have been cut (meaning they were born there or gained prophethood there).’ ”
Imam Malik said, “Surar means that their umbilical cord was cut during their birth”
[GRADING] – [IT’S CHAIN IS DA’IF]
Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration 1/423, 424 hadith no.978, book 20, chapter 81, hadith no.249 and with it: under the sarha instead of under the tree), at-Tamhid (13/64), al-Istidhkar: (no.918)
Transmitted by Nasa’i (5/248, 249 hadith no.2998) from the hadith of Malik and Ibn Hiban authenticated it (al-Ihsan: 6211/ 6244, al-Mawarid: no.1029) and it has a [Da’if] weak witness in Musnad Abi Ya’la (10/87 hadith no.5723)
Note: Apart from Ibn Hiban, nobody has declared this narration’s narrator Muhammad Ibn Imran al-Ansari as trustworthy therefore he is [Majhul ul-Hal] (his condition is unknown)
A narration which (has an) unknown (narrator) in the form of it being on its own is [Da’if] weak.
Who is Imran (Ibn Abdullah) al-Ansari? This is not known. See at-Tamhid (13/64)
Since this narration is not established it is not necessary to deduce rulings from it.
Remember that this is the only [Da’if] weak narration in Muwatta Imam Malik from the narration of Ibnul Qasim.