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Jamil Bin Darraj

Jamil b. Darraj b. Abd Allah al- Nakha'y reported traditions on the authority of al- Sadiq and al- Kazim, peace be on them. He became blind at the end of his lifetime of al- Rida, peace be on him. He was among the six reliable companions of al- Sadiq, peace be on him. We have mentioned him when we talked about Aban b. 'Uthman. It is said that he was the most knowledgeable one. That he was praised on various occasions indicated his high rank.

For example, al- Sadiq, peace be on him, read the following verse concerning him: "These are they to whom We gave the Book and the wisdom and the prophecy; therefore if these disbelieve in it We have already entrusted with it a people who are not disbelievers in it."(570) Then al-Sadiq stretched out his hand to a group of people sitting with him. Among them was Jamil b. Darraj. so, they said: "Yes, may Allah make us ransom for you, we will not disbelieve it. People knew that Jamil worshipped Allah very much and knelt with his forehead touching the ground for a long time.

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