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Imam Hadi's (a.s.) Companions and the Narrators of his Traditions - Part 15

141. Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin Mahziyar

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable.239 Ibn Tawus said he was from the well-known deputies and babs whom the Twelver Shi’a, who believed in the Imamate of al-Hasan bin ‘Ali, did not disagree on.240

142. Muhammad bin Eesa bin Ubayd al-Yaqtini

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was weak.241

Al-Kashshi mentioned that he had written some books like “al-Imamah”, “al-Wadhih al-Makshuf fir-Rad ala Ahl al-Wuquf”, “Bu’d al-Isnad”, “Qurb al-Isnad”, “al-Wasaya”, “al-Lu’lu’”, “al-Masa’il al-Muharramah”, “adh-Dhiya’”, “Dhara’if”, “at-Tawqi’at”, “at-Tajammul wel-Muru’ah”, “al-Fay’ wel Khums”, “ar-Rijal”, “az-Zakat”, “Thawab al-A’mal”, and “an-Nawadir”.242

143. Muhammad bin al-Faraj ar-Rakhji

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.243 There were firm communications and many correspondences between him and Imam al-Hadi (a.s.). Here are some of the letters that were between them:

1. Al-Kashshi mentioned that Muhammad bin al-Faraj said, “I wrote to Abul Hasan (al-Hadi) (a.s.) asking him about Abu ‘Ali bin Rashid, Eesa bin Ja’far bin Aasim, and ibn Band, and he replied to me saying, ‘You have mentioned bin Rashid, may Allah have mercy on him. He lived happy and died as a martyr.’ And he prayed Allah for ibn Band and bin Aasim.”244

2. Al-Kulayni mentioned that ‘Ali bin Muhammad an-Nawfali said, “Muhammad bin al-Faraj said to me, ‘Abul Hasan (al-Hadi) wrote to him, ‘O Muhammad, manage your affairs and be careful!” My affairs were managed and I was careful and I did not know what for he wrote to me so until an agent from the government came, tied me, and carried me from Egypt after confiscating all what I possessed.

I were in prison for eight years and then a book came to me from him (from Imam al-Hadi) in prison saying, ‘O Muhammad, do not reside in the Western District!’ I read the book and said to myself: he writes to me so, though I am in prison! It is wonderful!! After a little time I was set free.’

Then Muhammad bin al-Faraj wrote to him ( to Imam al-Hadi) asking about his properties and he replied that they would be given back to him. When Muhammad went to al-Askar, he wrote to him about giving his properties back to him but he died before that.”245

This letter shows that the Imam (a.s.) trusted and assisted Muhammad. When Muhammad became ill, Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) sent him a garment. He put the garment under his head and when he died, he was enshrouded with it.

144. Muhammad bin al-Fadhl

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions,246 and so did al-Barqi.

145. Muhammad bin al-Fadhl al-Baghdadi

He narrated from Imam al-Hadi (a.s.), and Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari narrated from him.247

146. Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin al-Qassim bin Hamza bin Musa al-Alawi

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.248

147. Muhammad bin Marwan al-Jallab

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions and said he was reliable,249 and so did al-Barqi.

148. Muhammad bin Marwan al-Khattab

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.250

149. Muhammad bin Musa bin Furat

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.251

150. Muhammad bin Musa ar-Rab’iy

Sheikh at-Tusi mentioned him as one of Imam al-Hadi’s companions.252

Notes:

    239. Rijal at-Tusi
    240. Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, vol.17 p.34
    241. Rijal at-Tusi
    242. Rijal al-Kashshi
    243. Rijal at-Tusi
    244. Rijal al-Kashshi
    245. Usul al-Kafi
    246. Rijal at-Tusi
    247. Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, vol.17 p.152
    248. Rijal at-Tusi
    249. Ibid
    250. Ibid
    251. Ibid
    252. Ibid

Adapted from : "The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis" by: "Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi"