Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik was born in 133H.
Those He Narrates From, And Those Who Narrate From Him:
Those he narrated from include: Imaam Maalik, Imam Layth, amongst others.
Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree, Aboo Daawood, Ishaaq Ibn Raahawaih, Adh-Dhuhlee, Aboo Haatim, amongst others.
What The Scholars Have Said About Him:
Imaam Ahmad said:
“Abdul Waleed (Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik) is precise.”
He also said about him:
“Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik is the shaykh of Islaam today. Today I do not give precedence to any of the narrators of hadeeth over him.”
Aboo Zur’ah said about him:
“He reached half of Islaam, and he was an Imaam in his time, having great standing with the people.”
He Narrated From Seventy Women!
Ahmad Ibn ‘Abdullaah Al-’Ijlee said:
“Abdul Waleed (Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik) was a reliable and sound narrator of hadeeth in Basrah. He narrated from seventy women, and students used to travel to him after (the death of) Aboo Daawood At-Tayaaleesee.”
He died in 227H, may Allaah have mercy upon him.
[Siyaar A’laamun Nubulaa, vol. 10, Pp. 341-347]