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Imam Hadi's (a.s.) Companions and the Narrators of his Traditions - Part 17

161. Yahya bin Abu Bakr ar-Razi adh-Dharir

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.266

162. Yahya bin Muhammad

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.267 He was unknown.

163. Abu Yusuf Ya’qub bin Isaaq ad-Dawraqi al-Ahwazi

He was known as ibn as-Sikkit. Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.268 He was preferred by Imam al-Jawad (a.s.) and Imam al-Hadi (a.s.). They cared much for him. He narrated traditions from Imam al-Jawad (a.s.) and had some questions with him.269

Ibn as-Sikkit was expert in linguistics, literature, Poetry, and grammar of Arabic and had written many books such as “Tahthib al-Alfadh” and “Islah al-Mantiq”.

Ibn Khillikan mentioned that some scholar said, ‘No book on linguistics has ever passed across the bridge of Baghdad like the book of “Islah al-Mantiq”. There is no doubt that it is from the useful, interesting books including many sides of language. We do not know a book like it in this concern. Many scholars were interested in the book. Al-Wazir al-Maghribi summarized it. Al-Khatib at-Tabrizi edited it.

Ibn Khillikan mentioned that Abul Abbas al-Mubarrid said, ‘I have not seen a book for the people of Baghdad better than the book of ibn as-Sikkit in logic.’ Tha’lab said, ‘Our companions have agreed on that there is no one, after ibn al-I’rabi, more aware in linguistics than ibn as-Sikkit.’270 Al-Mutawakkil, the Abbasid caliph, killed him because of his loyalty to the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). We shall detail this in a coming chapter.

164. Ya’qub al-Bajali

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.271 He was a Twelver Shi’a but unknown.

165. Ya’qub bin Manqush

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-Askari’s companions.272

166. Abu Yusuf al-Katib Ya’qub bin Yazid bin Hammad al-Annbari as-Salami

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable.273 He said in al-Fihrist that he had written some books one of which was a book of rarities. An-Najashi said, ‘He was one of the clerks of al-Muntasir (the Abbasid caliph). He narrated from Abu Ja’far the second (a.s.)…He was reliable and truthful. He had some books like “al-Bada’”, “al-Masa’il”, “Nawadir al-Hajj”, and “at-Ta’n ala Younus”.’274

167. Abu Bakr bin Abu Tayfur al-Fahmaki al-Mutatabbib

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.275 He was from the narrators who narrated the tradition of the announcing of the Imamate of Imam al-Askari (a.s.). He said, ‘Abul Hasan (al-Hadi) wrote to me saying, “My son Abu Muhammad is the most loyal of aal276 Muhammad and the firmest in authority. He is the eldest of my sons and he is the successor. To him is the Imamate and its verdicts. Whatever you asked me about you can ask him about for he has all what you need.’277

168. Abul Husayn bin Hilal

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.278 Allamah al-Hilli279 and al-Majlisi280 said he was reliable.

169. Abul Husayn al-Hudhayni

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable.281

170. Abu Tahir

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was the brother of Muhammad bin Muhammad.282

171. Abu Tahir bin Hamza bin al-Yasa’ al-Ash’ari

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable from Qum.283

172. Abu Tahir Muhammad

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.284

173. Abu Abdullah al-Mughazi

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was excessive.285

174. Abu Abdullah al-Mukari

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.286

175. Abu Muhammad bin Ibrahim

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.287

176. Abu Yahya al-Jirjani

He was Ahmad bin Dawud bin Sa’eed al-Fazari.288

177. Kulthum al-Karkhiyya

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned her as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said that Abdur-Rahman ash-Sha’eeri, the father of Abdur-Rahman bin Dawud al-Baghdadi, narrated from her.289

Notes:

    266. Ibid
    267. Ibid
    268. Rijal at-Tusi
    269. Tanqih al-Maqal, vol.3 p.329
    270. Al-Kuna wel Alqab, vol.1 p.314
    271. Rijal at-Tusi
    272. Ibid
    273. Rijal at-Tusi
    274. Rijal an-Najashi
    275. Rijal at-Tusi
    276. The progeny or family of
    277. Usul al-Kafi
    278. Rijal at-Tusi
    279. Al-Khulasah
    280. Al-Wajizah
    281. Rijal at-Tusi
    282. Rijal at-Tusi
    283. Ibid
    284. Ibid
    285. Ibid
    286. Ibid
    287. Ibid
    288. Tanqih al-Maqal, vol.4 p.39
    289. Rijal at-Tusi

Adapted from : "The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis" by: "Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi"