Imam Baqir's Short Biography
Name : Muhammad
Title : Al-Baqir
Kunyat : Abu Jafar
Born : Tuesday 1st of Rajab 57 A.H. , at Medina
Father's Name : Ali ibn Husain
Mother's Name : Fatima binte Hassan
Died : At the age of 59 years, at Medina, on Monday, 7th Zilhajj 116 AH. Poisoned by Hisham bin Abdul Malik
Buried : Jannat-ul-Baqi.
His Birth and his early Life
He was born in Ku`fa,. He grew up in Ku`fa, the capital of the Shi'ites. He was obedient to the members of the house ( Ahl al-Bayt), and loved them very much.
His Scientific Position
He was among the most prominent and brilliant scholars of his time. He reported traditions on the authority of Imam Ali b. al-Husayn, Abu` Ja'far, and Abu Abd Allah, peace be on them. He had priority and importance with them.
Ima`m Abu` Ja'far said to him: "Sit down in the Mosque of Medina. Give religious opinions to the people. I like to see persons similar to you among my Shi'ites.
Imam Baqir was the foremost in all techniques of sciences of the Koran, jurisprudence, tradition, literature, language, and grammar.
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