بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Q: Is it correct that Imaam Abu Hanifah likewise Ibn Butah are considered weak narrators (regarding the science of hadith)?
A: It’s correct that the majority of hadith scholars held Abu Hanifah as weak (in narration). Review the book “Kitabus Sunnah” of Abdullah Ibn Ahmad and don’t be fooled by the commentary of Muhammad ibn Saeed Al Qahtaani. It’s as if he appointed himself a representative of Abu Hanifah.
Likewise Ibn Butah there’s some weakness with him but the reason isn’t present (readily recalled at the time the shaykh was asked the questions) and Allah knows best.
Source: Ijaabatus Sa’il question number 330
Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi