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Abid al- Malik Bin A'yun

Abu Darris Abid al- Malik b. A'yun a Shaybani (their freed servant), the brother of Zarara and Hamran, reported traditions on the authority of al- Baqir and al- Sadiq, peace be on them. He died during the days of al-Sadiq. Al- Sadiq was in Mecca. When he heard of the death of Abid al- Malik, he raised his hands towards the sky and asked Allah to have mercy upon him. When al- Sadiq came to Medina, he visited the grave of Abid al- Malik. Zarara said: "After the death of Abid al- Malik, Abu Abid Allah, peace be on him said: 'Allah, Abu al- Dirris regarded us as the best of Your creation, then add him to the Family of Mohammed, may Allah bless him and his family, till the Day of Judgment.'" This tradition and the like show us the high position of Abid al- Malik. Also they show us that he knew his Imams.

His son Dirris was among the reliable narrators of al- Sadiq. The reliable narrators reported traditions on his authority. He married the daughter of his uncle Hamran.

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