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In the  Silsilah al-Ahadith al-Sahihah, vol. 4, p. 250, Number 1683, Shaykh al-Albani records another Hadith:

إن بين يدي الساعة ثلاثين دجالا كذابا

Before the Hour, there will be thirty lying Dajjals.

Then, Shaykh al-Albani cites the first chain of the Hadith from Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2, pp. 117-118, with this comment:

قلت : و هذا إسناد ضعيف

I (al-Albani) say: This chain is WEAK.

Then he adds:

لكن له طريق أخرى

But there is another chain for it.

Then, he cites that second chain too from Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2, p. 104. Then, Shaykh al-Albani mentions the heavy criticism of one of its narrators:

و رجاله ثقات غير عبد الرحمن هذا فقال ابن أبي حاتم ( 2 / 2 / 293 ) عن أبي  زرعة : ” لا أعرفه إلا في حديث ابن عمر عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ليكونن …  ” فذكره . و لهذا قال الحسيني : ” فيه جهالة . و أقره الحافظ في ” التعجيل ” .  و جاء في ” اللسان ” . ” عبد الرحمن بن نعيم بن قريش . كان في عصر الدارقطني .  و قال في ” المؤتلف و المختلف ” : إن له أحاديث غرائب انتهى . و قال : قال : سألت أبا زرعة عنه فقال : كوفي لا أعرفه إلا في حديث واحد عن ابن  عمر . روى عنه طلحة بن مصرف ” . قلت : و هذا خلط فاحش بين ترجمتين , فإن قول أبي زرعة هذا إنما هو في عبد  الرحمن الأعرجي صاحب هذا الحديث , و هو تابعي كما ترى , فأين هو ممن كان في عصر  الدارقطني . و يغلب على الظن أن في النسخة سقطا بين قوله : انتهى

Its narrators are trustworthy EXCEPT this Abd al-Rahman. Ibn Abi Hatim (2/2/293) narrated that Abu Zur’a said: “I do not know him except in the Hadith of Ibn Umar from the Prophet, peace be upon, that ‘There will be ….’. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT AL-HUSAYN HAS SAID: “HE IS UNKNOWN”. Al-Hafiz seconded him (i.e. al-Husayni) in his al-Ta’jil. It is recorded in al-Lisan: “Abd al-Rahman ibn Na’im ibn Quraysh. He was a contemporary of al-Darqutni.” And he said in al-Mutalif wa al-Mukhtalif: “He narrated strange Hadiths.”

He said: I asked Abu Zur’a about him (Abd al-Rahman) and he said, “I do not know him except in a SINGLE Hadith from Ibn Umar. Talha ibn Musrif narrated from him”.

There is a terrible confusion between the two biographies. This is because Abu Zur’a was talking about Abd al-Rahman al-A’raji, the narrator of this Hadith, and he was a Tabi’i as you can see. How then was he a contemporary of al-Darqutni? It is suspected that there is an omission in the printed version.

One can see that only one person has narrated from Abd al-Rahman, which makes him MAJHUL (UNKNOWN). Also, he has narrated only ONE Hadith! No scholar has praised him either, and he is not trustworthy.

Both chains are WEAK. But look what al-Albani concludes:

لكن الحديث بمجموع  الطريقين حسن , و هو صحيح بشواهده الكثيرة من حديث أبي هريرة و جابر بن سمرة

و ثوبان مولى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم .

But the Hadith, THROUGH BOTH CHAINS, is HASAN, and IT IS SAHIH THROUGH ITS NUMEROUS WITNESSES, in the Hadiths of Abu Hurayrah, Jabir ibn Samurah, and Thawban freed slave of Allah’s Apostle, peace be upon him.

Two weak chains make a Hasan Hadith, and witnesses upgrade Hadiths to the level of Sahih

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