Abdur Rehman al-Moa’lami is counted amongst the big guns of Ahlusunnah. He is introduced in the following manner in Salafi forum of Multaqi AhlulHadeeth

هذه ترجمة مختصرة للحبر الرباني والناقد المحدث شيخ نقاد العصر الحديث الزاهد البحاثة الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن يحيى المعلمي اليماني 

This is brief commentary upon Sign of Allah, Critic, Scholar of Hadeeth, Leader of Crtics of Hadeeth of This era Sheikh Abdur Rehman ibn Yahya al-Moa’lami al-Yamani

Hanafi Scholar, Mohammad Zahid bin Hasan Kauthari wrote a book, in defence of Abu Hanifa. And in that He criticized Ibn Hibban, Famous Scholars of AhluSunnah. And He wrote that Ibn Hibban made many mistakes.

al-Moa’lami replied to that and said that the objection on Ibn Hibban is not correct, and this objection applies more to Other famous Scholars of Rijal, Ibn Ma’een and Bukhari

al-Moa’almi writes in His book, al-Tankeel bima fi Taneeb al-Kauthari min Abateel, 2/666-667

وأما التنديد بابن حبان فذكر الأستاذ أمورا:
منها أن ابن الصلاح وصفه بأنه غلط الغلط الفاحش في تصرفه.
أقول: ابن الصلاح ليس منزلته أن يقبل كلامه في مثل ابن حبان بلا تفسير،والمعروف مما ينسب ابن حبان فيه إلى الغلط أنه يذكر بعض الرواة في (الثقات) ثم يذكرهم في (الضعفاء) ، أو يذكر الرجل مرتين أو يذكره في طبقتين ونحو ذلك. وليس بالكثير وهو معذور في عامة ذلك وكثير من ذلك أو ما يشبهه قد وقع لغيره كابن معين والبخاري.

As regards to objection on Ibn Hibban, Kauthari wrote

which includes Ibn Salah’s opinion about him that He/Ibn Hibban makes severe blunders

I say: Ibn Salah is not of that status that We accept his statement without explanation. And what is famous for ibn Hibban is, that He made mistakes by writing a Narration in (his book) al-Thiqaat (trustworthy Narrators) and then mentioned him in al-Du’afa (Weak Narrators). Or He mentioned a person twice or in two different categories or similar things. And this is not in a lot of cases, and He is excused in general. And a lot of such things or similar to this occurred for Ibn Maeen and Bukhari

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