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Hafs Bin Salim

His real name was Hafs b. Salim al- Ju'fy al- Kufi. His Kunya was Abu Wallad al- Hannat. He was among those who reported traditions on the authority of al- Sadiq, peace be on him. He had a source. Many reliable narrators reported the source on his authority. They (Sunna and Shi'a) agreed that he was a reliable narrator.

It was said that Hafs took part in the uprising of Zayd. Al- Sadiq, peace be on him, regarded his taking part as right. It was no wonder that al- Sadiq approved his taking part in the uprising of Zayd, because he summoned people to take part in that uprising. In the meantime he did not permit people to attribute that uprising to him because he would be liable to the harm of the Omayyads.

Adapted from: "Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.)"