Alqama bin Wa'il

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Q: We have a dispute in our class of rijal and we would like your advice. Was 'Alqama bin Wa'il in his mother's womb when his father Wa'il bin Hujr died? Or was it Abdul Jabbar bin Wa'il who was in his mother's womb when his father (Wa'il bin Hujr) died?

A:
There are both opinions in the Kitabs on this issue. The Riwaayat in Abu Dawood indicates the Abdul Jabbaar narrated from his father. Most Historians are of the opinion that Alqamah narrated from the father and not Abdul Jabbaar. Some say that he narrated from his father Mursalan. The stronger inclination is that Abdul Jabbaar was in the womb of the mother at the time of his father's death.
Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Check the following Kitabs:
1) At Ta'reekhul Kabeer
2) At Tabaqaatul Kubraa
3) Al Kaashif Fee Ma'rifati Man Lahu Riwaayatun Fil Kutubis Sittah
4) Tahdheebul Asmaa
5) Tahdheebut Tahdheeb
6) Thiqaat ibni Habbaan
7) Siyar A'alaamin Nubalaa'

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai