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'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira

Companion of Imam (a)
'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira
Full Name 'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira al-Bajali
Companion of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a)
Teknonym Abu Muhammad
Lineage Banu Nawfal
Place(s) of Residence Kufa
Works Kitab al-Wudu' , Kitab al-Salat, Kitab al-Zakat and ...
Activities People of Consensus

ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Mughira al-Bajalī (Arabic: عبدالله بن المغيرة), was one of the People of Consensus and a companion of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a). He was a mawla of the clan of Banu Nawfal and a Kufan noble. The scholars of rijal regard him as a trustworthy hadith transmitter and praise his righteousness and piety.

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Name and Kunya

People of Consensus

Comapnions of Imam al-Baqir (a)
Zurara b. A'yan
Ma'ruf b. Kharrabudh
Burayd b. Mu'awiya
Abu Basir
al-Fudayl b. Yasar
Muhammad b. Muslim


Companions of Imam al-Sadiq (a)
Jamil b. Darraj
'Abd Allah b. Muskan
'Abd Allah b. Bukayr
Hammad b. 'Uthman
Hammad b. 'Isa
Aban b. 'Uthman


Companions of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a)
Yunus b. 'Abd al-Rahman
Safwan b. Yahya
Muhammad b. Abi 'Umayr
'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira
Hasan b. Mahbub
Ahmad b. Abi Nasr al-Bazanti

'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira al-Bajali was a mawla of the clan of Banu Nawfal and a Kufan. His kunya was Abu Muhammad. He has been considered a member of People of Consensus.

In his rijali book, al-Barqi has mentioned his name as 'Abd Allah b. Mughira, a companion of Imam al-Rida ('a) and elsewhere as 'Abd Allah b. Mughira, mawla of Banu Nawfal b. Harith b. 'Abd al-Muttalib al-Khazzaz al-Kufi as a companion of Imam al-Rida.

Al-Shaykh al-Tusi has mentioned 'Abd Allh with two titles and companion of two Imams. However, according to a research by Ayatollah al-Sayyid Abu l-Qasim al-Khoei, these two names refer, in fact, to the same person i.e. 'Abd Allah b. Mughira, a member of People of Consensus. He has narrated from Imam al-Kazim (a) and about 16 hadiths from Imam al-Rida ('a).

'Abd Allah and the Waqifites

'Abd Allah was a Waqifite, but after some time, he believed in the Imamate of Imam al-Rida (a). Al-Kashshi reports that 'Abd Allah went to hajj when he was a Waqifi, and there he prayed and asked God to guide him to the best religion. Then he felt inspired to visit Imam al-Rida (a) in Medina. So he went to the residence of the Imam (a), and told the Imam's servant to tell him that a person from the people of Iraq is at the door. Suddenly, he heard the call of the Imam, saying, "Come in, o 'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira !" When 'Abd Allah went in, the Imam (a) said, "God has fulfilled your prayer and guided you to your religion." 'Abd Allah responded, "I testify that your are the Proof of God and His trustee over His creation."

As a Hadith Transmitter

All the scholars of rijal regard him as trustworthy. When describing him, al-Najashi mentions the word "thiqa" (trustworthy) two times to emphasize his reliability, and regards him as a noble and pious man.

He is regarded as one of the People of Consensus. He is sometimes considered as a companion of Imam al-Kazim (a) and sometimes a companion of Imam al-Rida (a).

'Abd Allah's name appears in the chains of transmission of 521 hadiths. He has quoted hadith from Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a) directly.

He also quotes hadith from transmitters such as Ziyad b. Mundhir, Ibn Bukayr, 'Abd Allah b. Muskan, Jamil b. Darraj, and 'Abd Allah b. Maymun al-Qaddah.

Works

'Abd Allah produced thirty works, some of which are as follow:

  • Kitab al-wudu'
  • Kitab al-salat
  • Kitab al-zakat
  • Kitab al-fara'id
  • Kitab fi asnaf al-kalam

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