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The Companions of Imam Hadi (a.s.) and the narrators of his traditions - Part 6

125. Muhammad bin al-Hasan bin Abu al-Khattab az-Zayyat

He was reliable man from Kufa. Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 218 An-Najashi said, ‘He was a lofty man from our companions. He was respectable, reliable, and notable. He narrated many traditions and it was depended on his narrations. He had written good books such as “at-Tawhid”, “al-Ma’rifah wel Bada’”, “ar-Radd ala Ahl al-Qadar”, “al-Imamah”, “al-Lu’lu’ah”, “Wasaya al-A’immah”, “Rarities”.’ 219

126. Muhammad bin Hamza al-Qummi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 220

127. Muhammad bin al-Husayn al-Fihri

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and added that he was cursed. 221

128. Muhammad bin al-Husayn

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was from Ahwaz. 222

129. Abul Abbas Muhammad bin Khalid ar-Razi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 223

130. Muhammad bin Raja’ al-Khayyat

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions, 224 and so did al-Barqi.

131. Muhammad bin ar-Rayyan bin as-Salt

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable. 225 An-Najashi said there were questions between him and Imam Abul Hasan al-Hadi (a.s.). 226

132. Muhammad bin Sa’eed bin Kulthum al-Marwazi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was a theologian. 227 Al-Kashshi mentioned from Nasr bin as-Sabah that Muhammad bin Sa’eed al-Marwazi was from the prominent theologians in Naysabur. 228

133. Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Jallab

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 229

134. Muhammad bin Sayfi al-Kufi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 230

135. Muhammad bin Abdul Jabbar

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable from Qum. 231

136. Muhammad bin Abdurrahman al-Hamadani an-Nawfali

Al-Barqi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he had letters with Abul Hasan al-Hadi (a.s.). 232

137. Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Mihran al-Karkhi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was accused of excessiveness and weakness. 233 An-Najashi said, ‘He was excessive, a liar, irreligious, and unreliable and was famous for that. He had some books like “al-Mamdohin wel Mathmomin; the praised and the dispraised”, “Maqtal (murder of) Abul Khattab”, “Manaqib (virtues of) Abul Khattab”, “al-Malahim; battles or heroisms”, “at-Tabsirah; enlightenment”, “al-Qibab; domes”, and “an-Nawadir; rarities” which was the nearest of them to the truth whereas the others were full of falsehood.’ 234

138. Muhammad bin Abdullah an-Nawfali al-Hamadani

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 235

139. Muhammad bin Ubaydillah at-Tahi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 236

140. Muhammad bin Ali bin Eesa al-Ash’ari al-Qummi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 237 An-Najashi said, ‘Muhammad bin Ali was a notable man in Qum and the emir on it appointed by the king. So was his father. He had questions with Abu Muhammad al-Askari (a.s.).’ 238

141. Muhammad bin Ali bin Mahziyar

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable. 239 Ibn Tawus said he was from the well-known deputies and babs whom the Twelver Shia, who believed in the imamate of al-Hasan bin Ali, did not disagree on. 240

142. Muhammad bin Eesa bin Ubayd al-Yaqtini

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was weak. 241

Al-Kashshi mentioned that he had written some books like “al-Imamah”, “al-Wadhih al-Makshuf fir-Rad ala Ahl al-Wuquf”, “Bu’d al-Isnad”, “Qurb al-Isnad”, “al-Wasaya”, “al-Lu’lu’”, “al-Masa’il al-Muharramah”, “adh-Dhiya’”, “Dhara’if”, “at-Tawqi’at”, “at-Tajammul wel-Muru’ah”, “al-Fay’ wel Khums”, “ar-Rijal”, “az-Zakat”, “Thawab al-A’mal”, and “an-Nawadir”. 242

143. Muhammad bin al-Faraj ar-Rakhji

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 243 There were firm communications and many correspondences between him and Imam al-Hadi (a.s.). Here are some of the letters that were between them:

1. Al-Kashshi mentioned that Muhammad bin al-Faraj said, “I wrote to Abul Hasan (al-Hadi) (a.s.) asking him about Abu Ali bin Rashid, Eesa bin Ja’far bin Aasim, and ibn Band, and he replied to me saying, ‘You have mentioned bin Rashid, may Allah have mercy on him. He lived happy and died as a martyr.’ And he prayed Allah for ibn Band and bin Aasim.” 244

2. Al-Kulayni mentioned that Ali bin Muhammad an-Nawfali said, “Muhammad bin al-Faraj said to me, ‘Abul Hasan (al-Hadi) wrote to him, ‘O Muhammad, manage your affairs and be careful!” My affairs were managed and I was careful and I did not know what for he wrote to me so until an agent from the government came, tied me, and carried me from Egypt after confiscating all what I possessed. I were in prison for eight years and then a book came to me from him (from Imam al-Hadi) in prison saying, ‘O Muhammad, do not reside in the Western District!’ I read the book and said to myself: he writes to me so, though I am in prison! It is wonderful!! After a little time I was set free.’

Then Muhammad bin al-Faraj wrote to him ( to Imam al-Hadi) asking about his properties and he replied that they would be given back to him. When Muhammad went to al-Askar, he wrote to him about giving his properties back to him but he died before that.” 245

This letter shows that the Imam (a.s.) trusted and assisted Muhammad. When Muhammad became ill, Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) sent him a garment. He put the garment under his head and when he died, he was enshrouded with it.

144. Muhammad bin al-Fadhl

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions, 246 and so did al-Barqi.

145. Muhammad bin al-Fadhl al-Baghdadi

He narrated from Imam al-Hadi (a.s.), and Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari narrated from him. 247

146. Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin al-Qassim bin Hamza bin Musa al-Alawi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 248

147. Muhammad bin Marwan al-Jallab

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable, 249 and so did al-Barqi.

148. Muhammad bin Marwan al-Khattab

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 250

149. Muhammad bin Musa bin Furat

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 251

150. Muhammad bin Musa ar-Rab’iy

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 252

151. Muhammad bin Yahya bin Daryab

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 253

152. Masqalah bin Isaaq al-Qummi al-Ash’ari

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 254

153. Mu’awiya bin Hakeem bin Mu’awiya bin Ammar al-Kufi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 255 An-Najashi said about him, ‘He was reliable, notable from the companions of Imam ar-Redha (a.s.). Abu Abdullah al-Husayn said, ‘I heard our sheikhs saying: Mu’awiya bin Hakeem narrated twenty-four traditions on usul, and had written some books like “Divorce”, “Menstruation”, “Obligations”, “Marriage”, “Penalties”, “Blood Monies”, and a book of rarities.’ 256

154. Mansur bin al-Abbas ar-Razi

Sheikh at-Toosi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions. 257 An-Najashi said, ‘His state was uncertain. He had a big book on rarities.’ 258

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218. Rijal at-Toosi.

219.] Rijal an-Najashi.

220. Rijal at-Toosi.

221. Ibid.

222. Rijal at-Toosi.

223. Ibid.

224. Ibid.

225. Ibid.

226. Rijal an-Najashi.

227. Rijal at-Toosi.

228. Rijal al-Kashshi.

229. Rijal at-Toosi.

230. Rijal at-Toosi.

231. Ibid.

232. Rijal al-Barqi.

233. Rijal at-Toosi.

234. Rijal an-Najashi.

235. Rijal at-Toosi.

236. Rijal at-Toosi.

237. Ibid.

238. Rijal an-Najashi.

239. Rijal at-Toosi.

240. Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, vol.17 p.34.

241. Rijal at-Toosi.

242. Rijal al-Kashshi.

243. Rijal at-Toosi.

244. Rijal al-Kashshi.

245. Usul al-Kafi.

246. Rijal at-Toosi.

247. Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, vol.17 p.152.

248. Rijal at-Toosi.

249. Ibid.

250. Ibid.

251. Ibid.

252. Ibid.

253. Rijal at-Toosi.

254. Ibid.

255. Ibid.

256. Rijal an-Najashi.

257. Rijal at-Toosi.

258. Rijal an-Najashi.

Adapted from the book: "The Life of Imam ALI bin Muhammad AL-HADI" by: "Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi"

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