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Al-Ash'ari Family

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Al-Ashʿarī were a tribe from Yemen who were living in Kufa. A number of their members were companions of Prophet Muhammad (s). Some hadith narrators and religious scholars in the second and third century after Hijra were from al-Ash'ari family. It is an honor for them that they converted to Islam before the conquest of Mecca. They had fought alongside Ahl al-Bayt (a) in the battles and supported them greatly, including the Battle of Siffin and the Uprising of al-Mukhtar.

Al-Ash'ari Family
Era After 2nd/8th century
Lineage Malik b. 'Amir al-Ash'ari
Naming Their lineage goes back to Nabat b. Udad b. Zayd b. Yashjib b. 'Urayb b. Zayd b. Kahlan known as "Ash'ar".
Origin Yemen
Residence Yemen, Iraq, Iran (Qom)
Well-known Figures
Figures Zakariyya b. Adam al-Ash'ari al-Qummi
Scholars Adam b. Ishaq b. Adam al-Ash'ari, Adam b. 'Abd Allah b. Sa'd al-Ash'ari al-Qumi, Ahmad b. Ishaq al-Ash'ari, Ahmad b. Muhammad b. 'Isa al-Ash'ari, Ahwas b. Sa'd b. Malik al-Ash'ari, Hamza b. Yasa' al-Ash'ari,
This article is about the famous Shi'a family. For the theological school, see Ash'arism.

As Al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf al-Thaqafi treated al-Ash'ari family harshly and tried to prosecute them, they were forced to migrate from Kufa to Iran and they chose to live in Qom, where they expanded Shi'ism. They chose this city as their ancestor,