Al-Fudayl b. Yasar
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.
|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|
|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."
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.