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Hammad Bin 'Isa

Abu Mohammed Hammad b. 'Isa al- Jahny al- Basry. reported traditions on the authority of al- Sadiq and al- Kazim, peace be on him. He remained a live till the time of al- Jawad, peace be on him. There is no tradition which denotes that Hammad reported traditions on the authority of al- Rida and al- Jawad, peace be on them. He was among the six reliable companions of al- Sadiq, peace be on him. See the previous narrator and Aban b. 'Uthman. He was very careful and truthful of his tradition. It has been reported on his authority that he said: "I have heard seventy traditions from Abu Abd Allah (al- S5diq), peace be on him. However I entertained doubts about them till I limited them to twenty traditions." In the book Istijabt al- Du'a' (vol. 1, p.254), it has been mentioned: "Hammad asked al-Sadiq to pray to Allah to help him to perform the hajj many times and grant him good productive lands, a good house, a wife from the people of the good families, and obedient children. So, al- Sadiq prayed to Allah with what he (hammad) had asked. He limited the hajj to fifty times. Allah accepted the pray of al- Sadiq, peace be on him, for Hammad. So, his condition became good as he had asked. When he went to Mecca to perform the hajj for the fifty- one times, he drowned and died in the year 209.

It was said: "It was Imam al- Kazim who prayed to Allah to grant Hammad his demands."

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