HIS COMPANIONS AND THE REPORTERS OF HIS TRADITIONS (06)

425.Mohammed bin Moslem

b. Raba`h. He was called Abu` Ja‘far al-Awqasi al-Tahha`n. He was the retainer of Thaqif al-A‘war.[^1] He was among the main thinkers. He was one of the Ima`ms of knowledge in Islam. He was one of the greatest jurists. He was among the trustees of Allah over His lawful and unlawful. He devoted his life to Ima`m al-Ba`qir and al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. He narrated many sciences on their authority. He said: “When I faced a certain question, I asked Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, about the question. I asked him about thirty thousand tradition. Moreover, I asked Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, about sixteen thousand traditions.”[^2]

Honoring and Glorification

A large group of traditions was narrated on the authority of the Ima`ms of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. In the traditions, the Ima`ms praised and lauded Mohammed b. Moslem. The following is some of the traditions:

  1. Al-Kashi reported on the authority of ‘Abd Allah b. Ya‘fu`r, who said: “I said to Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, I cannot meet you or come to you every hour. My companions usually come and question me. I am unable to answer all what they ask. So, the Ima`m, peace be on him, said: ‘What prevents you from (resorting to) Mohammed b. Moslem al-Thaqafi? For he heard from my father, and my father glorified him.’”[^3] This tradition shows that Mohammed outstanding scientific abilities and talents. So, the Moslems resorted to him to take religious opinions.

  2. Al-Kashi reported on the authority of Mohammed b. Kha`lid al-Tayalisi, who said: “Mohammed b. Moslem was from the people of Ku`fa. He came to Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. So, Abu` Ja‘far said to him: ‘Give good news to the humble about the garden.’”[^4] This tradition shows that Mohammed is among the close friends of Allah.

  3. Jamïl b. Darra`jj reported. He said: [I heard Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, say:] “Give good news to the humble about the garden. They are Barïd b. Mu‘a`wiya al-‘Ajali, Abu` Basïr (layth b. al-Bakhtari al-Mura`di), Mohammed b. Moslem, and Zara`ra. They are four highborn persons. They are the trustees of Allah over His lawful and unlawful. Were it not for them, the traditions of the Prophet would be obliterated.”[^5]

  4. Ima`m Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, said: “Four persons are the most lovable of all people with us, whether they are dead or living. They are Barïd b. Mu‘a`wiya al-‘Ajali, Zara`ra b. A‘yun, Mohammed b. Moslem, and Abu` Ja‘far al-Ahwal.[^6] Other traditions praise Mohammed’s outstanding merits. They show that he had a great position with the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them.

His Scientific Rank

Mohammed b. Moslem was one of the most brilliant scholars of his time in outstanding merits, jurisprudence, and knowledge of the precepts of the

religion. In “al-Risa`la al-Adadiya”, Shaykh al-Mufïd numbered him as one of the main figures and jurists, from whom (the people) took the lawful, the unlawful, religious opinions, and legal precepts, whom no one slanders and dispraises. Ima`m Abu` ‘Abd Allah al-Sa`diq, peace be on him, asked the Moslem scholars to resort to Mohammed b. Moslem. Mohammed asked Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, about thirty thousand tradition. Moreover, he asked Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, about sixteen thousand traditions.

Mohammed before Shurayk, the Judge

The historians said: “Mohammed b. Moslem and Abu` Kurayba al-Azdi testified before Shurayk, the judge, who deviated from the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. Shurayk looked at their faces carefully. Then, he said: “You are two Ja`faris Fatimis. I do not accept your testimony.” When they heard that, they wept. Shurayk was astonished at them, so he asked them: “What has made you weep?”

They replied: “You have attributed us to people. The people do not accept us to be among their brothers when they see our foolishness. You have ascribed us to a man. The man (i. e., Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him) who does not accept us to be among his Shi‘ites. If he accepted us, we would be grateful to him.”

Shurayk admired them, so he said: “People should be like you.” Then he accepted their testimony.

Mohammed b. Moslem and Abu` Kurayba made the pilgrimage to the Sacred House of Allah. Then they met Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. They told him about the conversation that occurred between them and Shurayk. The Ima`m, peace be on him, was displeased with Shurayk. So, he said: “Shurayk will have nothing on the Day of Judgment except a share of fire.”[^7]

Mohammed bin Moslem sold dates

Mohammed b. Moslem was one of the rich in Ku`fa. Ima`m Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, asked him to sell dates to save his life from the Umayyads, who illegally shed the blood of the Shi‘ites. Thus, Mohammed took dates and scales, and then he sat at the door of the mosque of Ku`fa. Some people came and said to him: “You have exposed us!” “My master, Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir, peace be on him) asked me to do that. So, I have obeyed his order,” he said to them. They said to him: “If you insist on buying and selling, then sit with millers.” He responded to them. So, he bought a hand mill and sat with the millers. With this he could save his life.[^8]

His Death

This great figure passed away in the year 150 A. H.[^9] Then, his companions buried him. They buried in the earth jurisprudence, virtues, piety, and devoutness.

426. Mohammed bin Moslem

He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. Ibn Udhayna reported on his authority.[^10]

427. Mohammed bin al-Munkadir

b. ‘Abd Allah al-Timimi. His kunya was Abu` ‘Abd Allah. He was one of the eminent leaders. Ibn Hayyan said: “Mohammed bin al-Munkadr was one of the skillful reciters (of the Koran).”[^11] Mohammed used to say: “I did not use to think that the like of ‘Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him, could leave a successor because of the outstanding merit of ‘Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on him, until I saw his son, Mohammed b. ‘Ali. I wanted to advise him but he advised me.”

“My companions asked me: ‘What did he warn you of?’ I told them: I went out to one of the suburbs of Medina at a time when it was hot. There I met Mohammed b. ‘Ali, peace be on him. He was a well-built man and he was leaning on two servants boys. Either they were black slaves of his or they were retainers of his. I said to myself: Here is a venerable leader (shaykh) of Quraysh out at this time and in these circumstances seeking worldly (advantage). I must warn him. So, I approached him and greeted him. He returned my greetings with anger. The sweat was pouring down him.”

I said: “May Allah remove you, a venerable leader of Quraysh, out at this time and in these circumstances seeking worldly (advantage). If death came upon you while you were in this condition (what would you do?)”

He made the two servant-boys let go of his hand and held himself up. Then he said: “By Allah, if death came upon me while I was in this condition, it would come upon me while I am (fulfilling) an act of obedience to Allah, by which I make myself withdraw from you and from the (rest of the) people. I would only fear death if it came upon me while I was performing an act of disobedience against Allah.”

Then I (Mohammed) replied: “You are truthful. May Allah have mercy on you, I wanted to warn and you have warned me.”[^12]

428. Al-Mustahal bin ‘Ata`’

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and of al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. He (al-Mustahal) reported on their authority.[^13]

429. Mas‘ada bin Zyya`d

He was called al-Rib‘i. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^14] Al-Naja`shi said: “Mas‘ada is trustworthy He has a classified book on the lawful and the unlawful.”[^15]

430. Mas‘ada bin Sadaqa

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He added that Mas‘ada was a non-Shi‘ite.[^16] Al-Naja`shi said: “Mas‘ada reported on the authority of: Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, and Abu` al-Hasan, peace be on him. He has books. Among them is Kita`b ‘Khutab al-Amir.’”[^17]

431. Maskïn

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He added that Maskïn was reliable.[^18]

432. Maskïn bin ‘Abd

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`m Shi‘ite.[^19]

433. Masma‘ bin ‘Abd al-Malik

He was given the kunya of Abu` Sayya`r. He was from Ku`fa. 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. Al-Naja`shi said: “Masma‘ was the chief of (the tribe of) Bakr b. Wa`’il in Basrah. He was the master of the Masma‘is.”

Masma‘ reported on few traditions on the authority of Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. However, he reported many traditions on the authority of Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq). Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, said to him: “O Abu` Sayya`r, I will prepare you for an important affair.”[^20]

434.Ma‘ru`f bin Khrbu`dh

He was from Ku`fa, so, he was called al-Ku`fi. He was among the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was among the most prominent jurists and was one of the trustees of Allah over His lawful and unlawful. The Shi‘ites agreed on the correctness of what is reported on his authority. He was among the worshipers who prolonged their prostration during their prayers. He studied under Ima`m Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, and his son, Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him. He learned many sciences from them and followed their behavior. Thus, he became one of the unique pious, and of the persons who turned to Allah in repentance.[^21]

435. Mu‘ammar bin Rashïd

He was called al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^22]

436. Mu‘ammar bin ‘Ata`’

b. Washika 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 was an unknown Ima`m Shi‘ite.[^23]

437. Mu‘ammar bin Yahya``

b. Bassa`m. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^24]

438. Mu‘ammar bin Yahya``

b. Sa`lim al-Khzza`z. Al-Barqi numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^25]

439. Mu‘ammar bin Yahya`` al-‘Ajali

He was an Arab. He was reliable. He reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, and of al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. He has a book. Tha‘laba b. Maymu`n reported the book on his authority.[^26]

440. Al-Mughïra bin Sa‘ïd

He was the retainer of Bujayla. He was a liar. Many traditions dispraised and cursed him. He fabricated traditions and ascribed them to Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. Ima`m al-Sa`diq, peace be on him, said: “May Allah curse al-Mughïra. He fabricated traditions and attributed them to my father. So, Allah will make him taste the heat of the iron.”[^27] We have already talked about his fabrications.

441. Al-Mufaddal bin Zayd

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^28] He was an unknown Ima`m Shi‘ite.

442. Al-Mufaddal bin Qays

b. Rumma`na. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^29] Al-Kashi reported of traditions that praised and lauded him.

443. Muqa`til bin Sulayma`n

He was called al-Khurasani al-Bajali. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^30] Al-Barqi said: “Muqa`til bin Sulayma`n was a non-Shi‘ite.”[^31]

444. Muqrin al-Sarra`jj

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^32]

445. Mundhir bin Abï Turayfa

He was called al-Bajali al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^33] Al-Naja`shi said: “Mundhir bin Abï Turayfa reported on the authority of Ima`m ‘Ali b. al-Husayn, Ima`m al-Ba`qir, and al-Sa`diq, peace be on them.”

446. Mansu`r bin al-Mu‘tamir

He was called al-Salami al-Ku`fi. He belonged to the next generation. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^34] He was among the followers of the great martyr, Zayd b. ‘Ali, peace be on him. Mansu`r was not in Ku`fa when Zayd was killed. When he heard of his murder, he fasted for a year. For he wanted Allah to forgive him. He came out in revolt with ‘Abd Allah b. Mu‘a`wiya. Then he came out in revolt with Mohammed b. ‘Abd Allah b. al-Hasan. That was during the days of al-Mansu`r al-Dawa`niqi.

447. Mansu`r bin al-Walïd

He was called al-Saqïl. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^35]

448. Mu`sa` al-Ash‘ari

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^36]

449. Mu`sa` bin Ashyam

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^37] It was said that he was an extremist. He was

among the followers of Abu` al-Khatta`b. Al-Kashi reported on the authority of Hana`n b. Sudayr, on the authority of Ima`m Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, who said: “Somebody will enter the fire with him, namely Abu` al-Khatta`b.” Then the Ima`m, peace be on him, mentioned Mu`sa` b. Ashyam. He said: “Mu`sa` bin Ashyam and his companion, Hafs b. Maymu`n, come to me every day. They question me. I tell them of the truth. Then they go to Abu` al-Khatta`b. He teaches them contrary to my view. Thus, they follow his view and leave mine.”[^38] It was said that Mu`sa` retreated from his extremism.

450. Mu`sa` al-Khayya`t

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was unknown.[^39]

451. Mu`sa` bin Zyya`d

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^40]

452. Mu`sa` bin ‘Abd Allah

He was called al-Asadi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was unknown.[^41]

453. Muhzim bin Abï Burda

He was called al-Asadi al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, Ima`m al-Sa`diq, and Ima`m al-Ka`zim, peace be on them.[^42]

454. Maysar bin ‘Abd al-‘Azïz

He was called al-Nakha’i al-Mada`’ini. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^43] Al-Kashi said: “Maysar was a reliable Kufan.” Maysar reported on the authority of one of them (al-Ba`qir or al-Sa`diq, peace be on them), who said: “Maysar, do you keep in contact with your relatives?” I (Maysar) replied: “Yes. May I be your ransom, when I was a young man, I (worked) in the market. My wage was two dirhams. I gave one dirham to my paternal aunt and one dirham to my maternal aunt.” So, the Ima`m, peace be on him, said: “By Allah, your death came twice. However, it was postponed.” Maysar said: “I and a group (of my companions) came to Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him. I mentioned the relationship with womb relatives. So, Abu` Ja‘far, peace be on him, said: ‘Maysar, your death came twice. However, Allah delayed it, for you keep in contact with your relatives.’” Maysar reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, who said: “Do you talk with each other?” “Yes, we do,” I replied. So, he peace be on him, said: “I wish I was with you. By Allah, I love you. For you follow the religion of Allah and of His angels. So, support us with piety and hard work.” “I saw as if I was on the top of a mountain. The people were ascending to me from all directions. When they became many, they were taken into the sky. Then they were dropped. That was done five times. No one of the people remained with me except a little group. Among the group were Maysar b. ‘Abd al-’Azïz and ‘Abd Allah b. Ajjla`n.” This account shows that Maysar

had firm faith, and that he was very obedient to the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on him.[^44]

455. Maymu`n al-Ba`n

He was called al-Ku`fi. He reported on the authority of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, and of al-Sa`diq, peace be on them.[^45]

456. Maymu`n al-Qadda`h

He was the chief of the Banu Makhzu`m. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^46]

457. Najm bin al-Hutaym

He was called al-‘Abdi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^47]

458. Najm al-Ta`’i

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.[^48]

459. Nujayh bin Moslem

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.[^49]

460. Al-Nadar bin Qarwa`sh

He was called al-Khuza`‘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-Nadar deviated from the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. The narrators said: “Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, was talking to his companions. When al-Nadar came, the Ima`m’s companions became displeased with him. The Ima`m talked to his companions for a time. Then the meeting was concluded. When al-Nadar left the assembly, the companions said to the Ima`m: ‘We have heard from you what al-Nadar has heard’“ The Ima`m, peace be on him, said: “If you ask al-Nadar about what I have said this day, he will not remember it.” Some of the Ima`m’s companions met al-Nadar. They asked him about the traditions of the Ima`m, peace be on him. Thus, he answered: “I did not understand anyone of them.”[^50]

461. Nu‘ma`n al-Ahmasi

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^51] He was an unknown Ima`mi Shi‘ite.

462. Al-Ward bin Zayd al-Asadi

He was the brother of the great poet, al-Kumayt b. Zayd. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. The narrators said that al-Ward obeyed and loved the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them, very much.[^52]

463. Al-Walïd bin Bashïr

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He added that al-Walïd was unknown.[^53]

464. Al-Walïd bin ‘Urwa al-Hajri

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^54]

465. Al-Walïd bin al-Qa`sim

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^55] He was unknown.

466. Ha`ru`n al-Jabali

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He added that Ha`ru`n was unknown.[^56]

467. Ha`ru`n bin Hamza

He was called al-Ghanawi, al-Sayrafi, al-Ku`fi. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^57] Al-Naja`shi said: “Ha`ru`n was trustworthy. He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him. He has a book. A group (of the narrators) reported the book on his authority.”[^58]

468. Ha`shim bin Abï Ha`shim

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He added that Ha`shim unknown.[^59]

469. Ha`shim al-Raha`’i

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He said that Ha`shim was unknown.[^60]

470. Yahya`` bin Abï al-‘Ala`’ al-Razza`i

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, as it has been mentioned in al-Fihrast.[^61]

471. Yahya`` bin Abï Qa`sim al-Hadhdha`’

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^62]

472. Yhaya` bin al-Sa`biq

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He was unknown.[^63]

473. Yazïd Abu` Kha`lid al-Kana`si

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^64]

474. Yazïd bin ‘Abd al-Malik al-Ju‘fi

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^65] Apparently, he was an unknown Ima`mi Shi‘ite.

475. Yazïd bin ‘Abd al-Malik al-Nawfali

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^66] He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him, who said: “Visit each other. For

your visit enlivens your hearts and spreads our traditions. Our traditions make you love each other. If you follow them, you will be safe. If you leave them, you will go astray. Put them into effect, and I guarantee your safety.”[^67]

476. Yazïd bin Mohammed al-Nïsha`bu`ri

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^68] He was unknown.

477. Yazïd

He was the retainer of al-Hakam b. Abï al-Salt. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^69]

478. Ya‘qu`b al-Azdi

He sold foodstuffs. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^70] He was unknown.

479. Ya‘qu`b bin Shu‘ayb

b. Maytham b.Yahya`` al-Tamma`r. He was the chief of the Banu Asad. Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^71] Al-Naja`shi said: “He was trustworthy. He reported on the authority of Ima`m Abu` ‘Abd Allah (al-Sa`diq), peace be on him.” Ibn Sa‘ïd and b. Nu`h mentioned him. He has a book. A number of our companions reported the book.[^72]

480. Younis bin Abï Ya‘fu`r

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^73] Apparently, he was unknown Ima`m Shi‘ite.

481. Younis bin Khabba`b

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him. He added that Younis was unknown.[^74]

482. Younis bin al-Mughïra

Shaykh al-Tu`si numbered him as one of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him.[^75] Apparently, he was unknown Ima`m Shi‘ite.

With this, we will end our talk about the companions of Ima`m Abu` Ja‘far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, and the narrators of his traditions. We do not say that we have mentioned them all. However, we have mentioned some of them. Besides, we have not mentioned their biographies in detail. Rather, we have mentioned an index for their names. Moreover, we have mentioned brief outlines about some of their affairs. For our references have not mentioned other details.

However, among this large group of the companions of Ima`m al-Ba`qir and the narrators of his traditions is a group of the greatest scholars and jurists. Among them are Mohammed b. Moslem, Zara`ra b. A‘yun, Abu` Basïr, and the like. They played a central role in founding the jurisprudence of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them. They recorded their traditions to which jurists resort to conclude religious opinions. Thus, they preserved the most important intellectual scientific Islamic wealth.

Notes

[^1] Al-Barqi, Rija`l.

[^2] Al-Naja`shi.

[^3] Al-Kashi.

[^4] Ibid.

[^5] Ibid.

[^6] Ibid.

[^7] Ibid.

[^8] Ibid.

[^9] Ibid.

[^10] Mu‘jam Rija`l al-Hadith, vol.17, p.[^288]:

[^11] Tahdhib al-Tahdhib, vol.9, p.[^473]:

[^12] Al-Ka`fi, vol.5, Kita`b al-Ma‘isha.

[^13] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^14] Ibid.

[^15] Al-Naja`shi.

[^16] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^17] Al-Naja`shi.

[^18] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^19] Tanqih al-Maqa`l, vol.3, p.[^214]:

[^20] Al-Naja`shi.

[^21] Al-Kashi, Rija`l. Al-Naja`shi, Rija`l. Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^22] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^23] Ibid.

[^24] Ibid.

[^25] Al-Barqi, Rija`l.

[^26] Al-Naja`shi.

[^27] Al-Kashi.

[^28] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^29] Ibid.

[^30] Ibid.

[^31] Al-Barqi, Rija`l.

[^32] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^33] Ibid.

[^34] Ibid.

[^35] Ibid.

[^36] Ibid.

[^37] Ibid.

[^38] Tanqih al-Maqa`l, vol.1, p.[^253]:

[^39] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^40] Ibid.

[^41] Tanqih al-Maqa`l, vol.3, p.[^356]:

[^42] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^43] Ibid.

[^44] Al-Kashi, Rija`l.

[^45] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^46] Ibid.

[^47] Ibid.

[^48] Ibid.

[^49] Ibid.

[^50] Tanqih al-Maqa`l, vol.3, p.[^271]:

[^51] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^52] Tanqih al-Maqa`l, vol.3, p.[^278]:

[^53] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^54] Ibid.

[^55] Ibid.

[^56] Ibid.

[^57] Ibid.

[^58] Al-Naja`shi.

[^59] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^60] Ibid.

[^61] Ibid.

[^62] Ibid.

[^63] Ibid.

[^64] Ibid.

[^65] Ibid.

[^66] Ibid.

[^67] Usu`l al-Ka`fi.

[^68] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^69] Ibid.

[^70] Ibid.

[^71] Ibid.

[^72] Al-Naja`shi.

[^73] Al-Tu`si, Rija`l.

[^74] Ibid.

[^75] Ibid.