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Yunus Bin Ya'qub

Yunus b. Ya'qub al- Bajali al- Dihni al- Kufi reported traditions on the authority of al- Sadiq and al- Kazim, peace be on them. He died in Medina during the lifetime of al- Rida, peace be on him. So, al- Rida sent camphor (hunut), shroud, and all necessary things. He ordered his follower, his father's followers, and his grandfather's followers to attend his funeral. Then which greatness is better than this?

Yunus was among the prominent jurists and their masters from whom people learned the lawful and the unlawful. He was the representative of Abu al- Hasan (Musa), peace be on him. He was of great importance with the Imams, peace be on them. They said many traditions on him to show his great position with them and their great custody of him. For example, al- Kazim, peace be on him, said: "We are protectors for you." Al- Sadiq or al- Kazim, peace be on them, said: "Indeed, you are (one) of us, we the members of the House (ahl al Bayt), so, may Allah add you to the Prophet of Allah and his family, and surely Allah will do that, Allah willing." These traditions and the like denote that he had a high position and was a reliable narrator.

With this great figure, we have ended our speech about the famous, reliable narrators of Abu Abd Allah, peace be on him, from whom they learned good manners, the rules of the religion, and various sciences. From here, you know the importance of the narrator and of the report on the authority of al- Sadiq, peace be on him, the number of the sciences and of the arts reported on his authority and taken from him.

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