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Al-Fuḍayl b. Yasār (Arabic: الفُضَیل بن یَسار) (fl. 2nd/8th century), was a companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a) and one of the People of Consensus. The scholars of rijal have regarded al-Fudayl as a jurist, exegete, and a reliable hadith transmitter.

Companion of Imam (a)
Al-Fudayl b. Yasar
Full Name Al-Fudayl b. Yasar al-Nahdi al-Basri
Companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a)
Teknonym Abu l-Qasim, Abu Miswar
Epithet Faqih of Shi'a
Well Known As Al-Nahdi
Religious Affiliation Imamiyya
Lineage Banu Nahd
Birth Late 1st/7th century
Place of Birth Kufa
Place(s) of Residence Kufa, Basra
Death/Martyrdom Mid 2nd/8th century
Activities People of Consensus

He passed away at the time of Imam al-Sadiq (a), and the Imam described him as "one of us, Ahl al-Bayt."

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Biography

Al-Fudayl belonged to the Yemeni tribe Banu Nahd—hence, his famous epithet al-Nahdi.

His date of birth is unknown, but he was born in the late first/seventh century in Kufa.

We do not know much about his life, but he lived in Kufa in the early stage of his life, then migrated to Basra – hence, the epithet al-Basri.

His eldest son was called al-Qasim, so al-Fudayl's kunya was Abu l-Qasim. He is also called Abu Miswar in some sources.

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