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Imam al-Baqir's Companions and the Narrators of His Traditions - Part 2

16. Abyad bin Aba`n

Yousif b. 'Abd al-Rahma`n mentioned him among those who narrated on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. We have not found his biography.

17. Ahmed bin 'A'idh bin Habib

He was called al-Ahmas al-Bajali. He was a reliable retainer. He was a vinegar monger. He had a book. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on them.

18. Ahmed bin 'Umra`n

He was called al-Halabi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Al-Wahid mentioned that Ahmed belonged to a house famous for piety and righteousness.

19. Isha`q bin 'Abd Allah

He was b. Abu` Talha al-Madani. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m 'Ali b. al-Husayn and of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on them.

20. Isha`q bin Bashir

He was called al-Nabba`l. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja`dar al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

21. Isha`q bin Ja'far b. 'Ali.

He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.4 He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

22. Isha`q bin Nu`h

He was called al-Shami. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

23. Isha`q bin al-Fadl

b. Ya'qu`b b. al-Fadl b. 'Abd Allah b. al-Ha`rith b. Noufal b. al-Ha`rith b. 'Abd al-Muttalib. He reported on the authority of Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir) and Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them.

24. Isha`q bin Yasa`r

He was the retainer of Qays b. Makhzama (Makhrama). Shaykh al-Tu`si and al-Barqi numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Apparently, he was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite

25. Isha`q bin Yazid

He was called al-Ta`'i. He was given the kunya of Abu` Ya'qu`b. He was a retainer. He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

26. Isha`q bin Wa`sil al-Dabbi.

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

27. Isha`q al-Qummi

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him

28. Isra`'il bin Ghayya`th al-Makki.

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

29. Isma`'il bin Zyya`d al-Bazzaz al-Ku`fi al-Asadi.

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He reported on his authority and on the authority of Ima`m Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him.

30. Isma`'il bin Ja`bir al-Ju'fi.

Al-Naja`shi said: "Isma`'il b. Ja`bir al-Ju'fi reported on the authority of Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir) and Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them. It was he who reported the tradition of al-Ada`n. He had a book. He reported about one hundred traditions on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on them.

A large group of narrators reported on his authority. Among them were Abu` Ayyu`b, b. Sina`n, b. Miska`n, Aba`n b. 'Abd al-Ma`lik, Hurayz, al-Hasan b. 'Atiya, and the like.

31. Isma`'il bin 'Abd Allah

He was b. Ja'far b. Abi Ta`lib al-Madani. He belonged to the next generation. He heard his father. He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Sajja`d and of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on them. He was among those who reported on their authority.

32. Isma`'il bin 'Abd al-Rahma`n

He was called al-Ju'fi al-Ku`fi. He belonged to the next generation. He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir) and of Ima`m Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them. He was a jurist. Al-Naja`shi said:

"Isma`'il was one of our main companions. His father and his uncles, of whom Isma`'il was the most prominent, lived in a house in Ku`fa. They belonged to Ju'f. They were called the banu (sons of) Abu` Sibra.

33. Isma`'il bin Sulayma`n

He was called al-Azraq. He was given the kunya of Abu` Kha`lid.

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

34. Isma`'il al-Ka`tib

He was given the kunya of Abu` Ahmed. He reported on the authority of Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. His son Ahmed reported on his authority.

35. Aslam bin Ayman

He was called al-Timimi, al-Manqari, al-Ku`fi. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

36. Aslam al-Qauwa`s

He was called al-Makki. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on them.

37. Usayd bin al-Qa`sim

He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. Al-Toosi said: " Usayd bin al-Qa`sim was called al-Kina`ni al-Ku`fi.

38. Isma`'il bin 'Abd al-Kha`liq

Al-Naja`shi said: " Isma`'il b. 'Abd al-Kha`liq b. 'Abd Rabba b. Abu` Maymuna b. Yasa`r was the master of the banu (sons of) Asad. He was one of our main companions. He was among our jurists. He was among the house of the Shi'ites. His uncles (Shaha`b, 'Abd al-Rahim, and Wahab) and his father, 'Abd al-Kha`liq, were all reliable. He reported on the authority of Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir) and of Abu`'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them.

39. Isma`'il bin 'Abd al-'Aziz

He was among the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. He came to Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. The Ima`m, peace be on him, said to him: "Bring me water to perform wudu`." He brought him water and began talking himself into the Ima`m. So, the Ima`m looked at him and said to him: "O Isma`'il, do not glorify. Rather, regard us as created servants and say concerning us whatever you want.

40. Isma`'il bin 'Abd al-Rahma`n

He was b. Abu` Karima al-Saddi al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Isma`'il explained the Koran.

41. Isma`'il bin al-Fadl

He was b. Ya'qu`b b. al-Fadl b. 'Abd Allah b. al-Ha`rith b. Noufal b. al-Ha`rith. He was reliable. He was from Basrah. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

42. A'yun al-Razi

He was given the kunya of Abu` Ma'a`dh. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

43. Anas bin Taghlub

He was given the kunya of Abu` Sa'id. He was called al-Bakri al-Hariri. He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

44. Anas bin 'Amru`

He was called al-Azdi. He was one of the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him.He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

45. Ayyu`b bin Bakr

He was b. Abu` 'Alla`jj al-Mousili. He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

46. Ayyu`b bin Abu` Tamima

He was called Kaysa`n al-Sijista`ni al-'Anbari (al-'Anzi) (al-Ghanawi) al-Basri. He was given the Kunya of Abu` Bakr. He was the retainer of 'Amma`r b. Ya`sir, who was also a retainer. So, Ayyu`b was the retainer of a retainer. He shaved his hair once a year. When his hair become long , he parted it. He saw Anas b. Ma`lik. He died of plague in Basrah in the year 131 A.H. He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

47. Ayyu`b bin Shaha`b

He was b. Zayd al-Barqi al-Azdi. He was their retainer from Ku`fa. He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.6 He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

48. Ayyu`b Washika

He was one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

49. Badr bin al-Khalil

The people surnamed him al-Asadi. They gave him the kunya of Abu` al-Khalil. He reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. Tha'laba b. Maymu`n reported on his authority.

50. Burd al-Iska`fi

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He reported on his authority and on the authority of Ima`m Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them. He had a book.

51. Burd al-Khayya`t

He was from Ku`fa. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. The traditionists said that he did not report from him.Apparently, he was an Ima`mi Shi'ite.

52. Barid al-Khayya`t

Al-Barqi numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

53. Barid al-Kanasi

He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far, peace be on him. Hisha`m b. Sa`lim reported on his auothority.