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Imam al-Baqir's Companions and the Narrators of His Traditions - Part 5

96. Al-Hasan bin Zyya`d

He was called al-Saqil. He was among the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. Al-Sadu`q said: "He was from Ku`fa. He was a retainer. He was given the kunya of Abu` al-Walid. Younis b. 'Abd al-Rahma`n reported on his authority.

97. Al-Hasan bin al-Sari

He was called al-Ka`tib al-Karkhi. He and his brother reported on the authority of Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him. He has a book. Al-Hasan b. Mahbu`b reported the book on his authority. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

98. Al-Hasan bin Shaha`b

He was the son of Yazid al-Ba`riqi al-Azdi al-Ku`fi. He reported on the authority of al-Sa`diq, peace be on him, and of Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him.

99. Al-Hasan bin Sa`lih.

He was the son of Hay al-Hamada`ni al-Thawri al-Ku`fi. He is the owner of the essay. He was Zaydi. The Sa`lihiya is ascribed to him. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Al-Kashi mentioned him when he mentioned the Bashiri sect, namely after the biography of Abu` al-Dabbar.

It was reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him, who said: "If the Bashiriya were a row between the east and west, Allah would not strengthen His religion with them." Al-Kashi said: "The Bashiriya were the companions of Kathir al-Nawa, al-Hasan b. Sa`lih b. Hay, Sa`lim b. Abi Hafsa, al-Hakam b. 'Ayniya, Salama b. Kuhayl, and Abu` al-Muqda`m Tha`bit al-Hadda`d. It was they who summoned the people to support the succession of 'Ali, peace be on him.

Then they mixed 'Ali's succession with the succession of Abu` Bakr and of 'Umar. They supplied proof of their succession. They detested 'Uthma`n, Talha, al-Zubayr, and 'A'isha. They believed in supporting the sons of 'Ali, peace be on him. They regarded that as enjoining good and forbidding evil. They supplied proof of the Ima`mate of the sons of 'Ali, peace be on him, when they revolted against the rulers.

100. Al-Hasan bin 'Ali

He was called al-Ahmedi al-Ku`fi. He reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and of al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. Unbusa b. 'Amru` reported on the authority of al-Hasan b. 'Ali.

101. Al-Hasan bin 'Amma`r

He was called al-Dahha`n. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, and among Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq). Mohammed b. 'Abd al-Rahma`n b. Hamma`d reported on the authority of Al-Hasan bin 'Amma`r.

102. Al-Hasan bin 'Amma`rah

He was from Ku`fa. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al- Sajja`d, peace be on him.

103. Al-Hasan b. Kuthayr

He was called al-Bajali al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Mufid reported on the authority of al-Hasan b. Kuthayr, who said: "I complained to Abu` Ja'far, peace be on him, of (my) need and the uselessness of brothers." "Shame on the brother who looks after you when you are rich and separates from you when you are poor." Then he ordered his servant-boy to take out a porch in which were seven hundred dirhams. "Spend this," he told me, "and when you have used it, tell me.

104. Al-Hasan bin al-Mundhir.

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him and his brother al-Hasan as two of the companions of Ima`m al- Ba`qir, peace be on him. Apparently, he was an unknown Ima`mi Shi'ite.

105. Al-Hasan bin Yousif

Shaykh al-Tu`si 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.

106. Al-Hasan al-Ju'fi

He was from Ku`fa. He was among the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

107. Al-Hasan al-Zayya`t

He was called al-Basri. He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. 'Abd Allah b. Miska`n reported on his authority. Our master, professor al-Khu`'i mentioned the narrations al-Hasan reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

108. Al-Husayn bin al-Abtar

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

109. Al-Husayn bin Abu` al-Ala`'

He was called al-Khaffa`f al-Zinji. He was given the kunya of Abu` 'Ali al-A'war. He was among the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, and was among the companions of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. He has books. One of them is numbered among the books of the fundamentals (usu`l). He reported on the authority of Abu` 'Abd Allah al-Sa`diq. Safwa`n b. Yahya reported on his authority.

110. Al-Husayn bin Thuwayr

Al-Naja`shi said: "Al-Husayn bin Thuwayr b. Abu` Fa`khta, Sa'id b. Hamra`n, was the retainer of Umm Ha`ni, daughter of Abu` Ta`lib. He reported on the authority of Abu` Ja'far and of Abu` 'Abd Allah, peace be on them. He was reliable. Abu` al-'Abba`s and others mentioned him. He has a book on rare things.

111. Al-Husayn bin Hamma`d

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Al-Naja`shi said: "Al-Husayn b. Hamma`d b. Maymu`n al-'Abdi was their retainer. He was from Ku`fa. He has a book. Da`wu`d b. al-Husayn and Ibra`him b. Muhzim reported the book.

112. Al-Husayn bin 'Abd Allah

He was called al-Ra`ja`ni. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` 'Abd Allah, peace be on him. Al-Haythem b. Ra`qid reported on his authority.

113. Al-Husayn bin 'Ubayd Allah

He was the son of 'Ubayd Allah b. al-'Abba`s b. 'Abd al-Mutalib. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was from Medina. He belonged to the next generation. Qays b. al-Rabi' reported on his authority.

114. Al-Husayn bin Mus'ab

He was called al-Hamada`ni al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He has a book. He was an Ima`mi Shi'ite.

115. Al-Husayn bin al-Mundhir

He was the son of Abu` Tarifa. He was the cousin of Mohammed b. 'Ali b. al-Nu'ma`n (M'min al-Ta`q). In the biography of Mohammed b. 'Ali b. al-Nu'ma`n, al-Naja`shi said: "Al-Husayn bin al-Mundhir reported on the authority of 'Ali b. al-Husayn , Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), and Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them.

Al-Husayn bin al-Mundhir reported. He said: "I was with Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him. Mu'tib said to me: 'Relieve Abu` 'Abd Allah.' So, he (Abu` 'Abd Allah) said : 'Leave him. He is among the children of the Shi'ites.

116. Safi al-A'war

He was from Ku`fa. He reported on the authority of al-Ba`qir and Ima`m Abu` 'Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on them. He was among the companions Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

117. Hafs bin Ghayya`th

He was called al-Nakha'i al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Al-Naja`shi said: "Hafs bin Ghayya`th b. Talaq al-Ku`fi reported on the authority of Abu` 'Abd Allah, Ja'far b. Mohammed (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him. Ha`ru`n appointed him judge over the eastern part of Baghdad. Then he appointed him judge over Ku`t. He (Hafs bin Ghayya`th) died in Ku`t, in the year 164 A. H. He has a book.

A group of our companions told us on the authority of Ahmed b. Mohammed b. Sa'id, who said: 'I heard 'Abd Allah b. Usama al-Kalbi say: 'I heard 'Umar b. Hafs b. Ghayya`th say: 'My father has a book.' Then he mentioned the book of his father on the authority of Ja'far b. Mohammed (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him. The book has about one hundred and seventy traditions.

118. Al-Hakam bin al-Salt

He was called al-Thaqafi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Al-Barqi called him al-Madani. He also numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.

119. Al-Hakam bin Abi Na'im

Al-Barqi numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He (al-Hakam) reported on the authority of al-Ba`qir.

120. Al-Hakam bin 'Abd al-Rahma`n

He was the son of Abu` Na'im al-Bajali. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, and of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him.

121. Al-Hakam bin 'Utayba

He was called Abu` Mohammed al-Kindi al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, and of Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. The Shaykh added that he (al-Hakam) belonged to the Batariya. Abu` Maryam al-Ansari reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, who said:

"Say to Salama b. Kuhayl and al-Hakam 'Utayba that they will find no authentic knowledge in the East or in the West except the knowledge of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. Abu` Basir reported. He said: "I asked Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him: Is the witness of an illegitimate child permitted?" "No," he, peace be on, replied. I (Abu` Basir) said: "Al-Hakam bin 'Utayba says that it is permitted."

"O Allah, do not forgive him his sins," al-Ba`qir prayed. Allah said: "It is remembrance for you and your people," al-Ba`qir added. Let al-Hakam go to the right and to the left. By Allah, such knowledge is not found except with the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. Gabriel came down to them.
Abu` Basir reported. He said: "I heard Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir) say: 'Al-Hakam bin 'Utayba, Salama, Kathir al-Nawa`, Abu` al-Muqda`m, and al-Tamma`r (Sa`lim) have gone a stray. They are among those about whom Allah, the Great and Almighty, said: And some of the people say: We have believed in Allah and the hereafter. And they are not believers.

Zara`ra reported. He said: "When I was a young man, I went to Medina. I entered the large tent of Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. I saw some people sitting in the tent. There was no one in front of the assembly. I saw a man sitting on the side. The man was treating himself by cupping. I was sure that the man was Abu` Ja'far. So, I walked towards him. I greeted him. He returned the greetings. I sat in front of him. The cupper was behind him.

Then he asked me: "Are you from the sons of A'yun?" "Yes, I am Zara`ra b. A'yun," I replied. "I have recognized you with resemblance," he said. "Has Hamra`n performed the pilgrimage (to Mecca)?" he asked. "No, he sends you his greetings," I replied. "He is among the true believers. He will never retreat (from the Ima`mte). When you see him, send him my greetings. Say to him: Why have you related to al-Hakam bin 'Utayba.? The trustees (of the Apostle) are traditionists. Do not tell him and those the same as him about such a tradition." he said.

This account shows that there was no relationship between al-Hakam bin 'Utayba and the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. Rather, it shows that he deviated from them. Ibn Hajar regarded him as reliable. He lauded him, and mentioned many words in praise of him.

 

His Death

Al-Hakam bin 'Utayba died in the year 113 A. H. It was said that he died in the year 115 A. H.

122. Al-Hakam bin 'Alya`

He was called al-Asadi. He was the Governor over Bahrain. He earned a lot of money. He sent its one-fifth to Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. The Ima`m accepted that.

123. Al-Hakam bin al-Qattat

He was from Ku`fa. Ibn Da`u`wd numbered him among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and al-Sa`diq. Al-Naja`shi said: "He was reliable. His traditions were few. He has a book.