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Students and Companions of Imam Zayn al-Abidin(a.s.) - Part 7

144. Al-Qa`sim Ibn 'Abd al-Rahma`n

Abu al-Qa`sim. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him.

145. Al-Qa`sim Ibn 'Awf

al-Shayba`ni. Al-Barqi numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him.1 Shaykh al-Tu`si said: "He sometimes went to 'Ali b. al-Husayn and sometimes to Mohammed b. al-Hanafiya.

Al-Kashi reported on the authority of Al-Qa`sim Ibn 'Awf, who said: "I frequently went to 'Ali b. al-Husayn and Mohammed b. al-Hanafiya. I sometimes went to this and sometimes to that. I met 'Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him, and he said to me:

'Beware of telling the people of Iraq about that we have entrusted you with knowledge, for, by Allah, we have never entrusted anyone with our knowledge. Be wary of becoming a chief through us, lest Allah should weaken you, and be careful of begging through us, lest Allah should increase you in poverty. Know that whoever relates a tradition of ours (to men), we will someday question him about the tradition. If he related the tradition truthfully, Allah would write him truthful, and if he related it untruthfully, Allah would write him untruthful. Be careful of going here and there, for knowledge is sought from us.

Then 'Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him, mentioned the outstanding merits of his son, Ima`m Abi Ja'far, peace be on him, and produced evidence in support of his Ima`mate.

146. Al-Qa`sim Ibn Mohammed

b. Abi Bakr. He was one of the leading members of the next generation, one of the seven jurists in Medina, and most meritorious of the people of his time. He narrated on the authority of a group of the Companions (of the Prophet). A group of the leading members of the next generation reported on his authority. Yahya` b. Sa'id said: "We have never met anyone more meritorious than al-Qa`sim Ibn Mohammed." He died in the year 131 A. H., and it was said other than this (year).( Wafaya`t al-'Aya`n, vol. 3, p. 224).

147. Kankar

He was given the kunya of Aba` Kha`lid. It was said that his name was Warda`n. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him.1 Al-Kashi narrated on the authority of Abi Basir, who said: [I heard Aba` Ja'far, peace be on him, say:] "Abu` Kha`lid al-Ka`buli served Mohammed b. al-Hanafiya for a time. He firmly thought that Mohammed was the Ima`m.

One day he came to him and asked him: 'May I be your ransom, if I have sacredness, love, and devotion to you, I ask you by the Sacredness of Allah's Apostle, may Allah bless him and his Household, and of the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him: Tell me, are you the Ima`m whose obedience Allah has made incumbent on his creatures?' 'You made me swear by the great (ones), 'Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him, is the Ima`m over me and you,' replied Mohammed.

When Abu` Kha`lid heard Mohammed b. al-Hanafiya's words, he went to 'Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him, and asked for permission. The Ima`m was told that Abu` Kha`lid was at the door, and he gave him permission (to enter). When Abu` Kha`lid entered, the Ima`m came closer to him and said: 'You are welcome, Kankar! Why had you not visited us?

What has appeared for you concerning us?' When Abu` Kha`lid heard these words of 'Ali b. al-Husayn, he prostrated himself (in prayer), thanked Allah, and said: 'Praise belongs to Allah, who did not make me die until I recognized my Ima`m!' 'Abu` Kha`lid, how did you recognize your Ima`m?' asked 'Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him. 'You called me with the name with which my mother, who gave birth to me, would call me,' answered Abu` Kha`lid, 'I was ignorant of my affairs.

I served Mohammed b. al-Hanafiya for a time, for I firmly believed that he was the Ima`m. When I asked him (about the Ima`m) through the Sacredness of Allah, His Messenger, and the Commander of the faithful, he guided me to you and said: 'Ali b. al-Husayn is the Ima`m over me and all the creatures of Allah. Then you gave me permission, hence I entered, came nearer to you, and you called me with the name with which my mother would call me, so I knew that you were the Ima`m whose obedience Allah made incumbent on every Muslim.'

Kankar visited the Ima`m, peace be on him, frequently and took of his knowledge to the extent that he was numbered as one of his reliable companions.

148. Kaysa`n Ibn Kulayb

He was given the Kunya of Aba` Sa`diq. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Hasan al-Zaki, peace be on him, of the companions of Ima`m al-Husayn, the Lord of martyrs, peace be on him, of the companions of Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him, and of the companions of Ima`m Abi Ja'far al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

149. Ma`lik Ibn 'Atiya

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him.
Al-Naja`shi said: "Ma`lik Ibn 'Atiya al-Ahmasi, Abu` al-Husayn, al-Bujayli, al-Ku`fi is a trustworthy (traditionalist). He narrated on the authority of Abi 'Abd Allah. He has a book, and a group (of traditionalists) reported the book.

Ma`lik came to Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him, and said to him: "I am a man from Bujayla. I swear by Allah that you are my masters. Those who do not recognize me come and ask me: 'Where are you from?' I answer them that I am a man from (the tribe of) Bujayla, who belongs to the Arabs.
Do I commit sin when I do not say that I belong to a Ha`shimite master?" "No," answered Ima`m al-Sa`diq "Are you not among our followers in heart and inclination?" "Yes, by Allah," I replied. "You do not comitt sin when say that you are from the Arabs, for you are from them in lineage," explained the Ima`m.

150. Mohammed Ibn Jubayr

b. Mutt'im. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be on him.

He was one of the five persons who believed in the Ima`mate of the Ima`m (Zayn al-'Abidin), peace be on him.

Ibn Shahra`shu`b numbered him as one of the Ima`m's companions.