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Companion of Imam (a)
Mu'awiya b. 'Ammar
Full Name Mu'awiya b. 'Ammar b. Abi Mu'awiya al-Khabbab al-Bajali al-Duhni
Companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a)
Teknonym Abu l-Qasim
Epithet Abu l-Qasim al-Kufi, Ammar al-Duhni
Religious Affiliation Shi'a Islam
Wellknown Relatives Yunus b. Ya'qub
Demise 175/791-92
Works He wrote books about hajj, zakat, prayer, supplication, divorce, and the pilgrimage of Imam Ali (a)
Activities Transmitting hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a)

Muʿāwīya b. 'Ammār al-Kūfī (Arabic: معاوية بن عمار الكوفي), known as Abu l-Qāsim al-Kūfī (Arabic: أبوالقاسِم الكوفي, d. 175/791-92) was a companion of, and a transmitter of hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). He reportedly wrote works about prayer, hajj, and zakat. Yunus b. Ya'qub was the son of his sister.

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Introduction

Mu'awiya b. Ammar b. Abi Mu'awiya Khabbab al-Bajali al-Duhni was known as Abu l-Qasim al-Kufi. He made a living by buying and selling "saburi" (a kind of cloth) in Kufa.[1] He was the maternal uncle of Yunus b. Ya'qub, a deputy of Imam al-Kazim (a).[2] Mu'awiya b. Ammar passed away in 175/791-92.[3]

Companion of Two Imams

Mu'awiya b. Ammar was a transmitter of hadiths who was trusted by Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a).[4] He was known as a carrier of the knowledge of the two Imams (a).[5] His reliability in transmission of hadiths has been confirmed by some Sunni scholars of rijal (biographical evaluation) as well.[6]

Works

Mu'awiya b. Ammar transmitted 964 hadiths.[7] He reportedly wrote many works, including books about hajj, zakat, prayer, supplication, divorce, and the pilgrimage of Amir al-Mu'minin (a).[8]

Notes

  1. Ṭūsī, Ikhtīyār maʿrifat al-rijāl, vol. 2, p. 596.
  2. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446.
  3. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 411; Khoei, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 19, p. 237.
  4. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 411. Khoei, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 19, p. 237.
  5. Subḥānī, Mawsūʿat ṭabaqāt al-fuqahāʾ, vol. 2, p. 548.
  6. Ibn Ḥabbān, al-Thiqāt, vol. 9, p. 167.
  7. Subḥānī, Mawsūʿat ṭabaqāt al-fuqahāʾ, vol. 2, p. 548.
  8. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 411.

References

  • Ibn Ḥibbān, Muḥammad b. Aḥmad. Al-Thiqāt. Hyderabad: Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif al-ʿUthmānīyya, 1973.
  • Khoei, Sayyid Abū l-Qāsim al-. Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth. Najaf: Muʾassisat al-Khoei al-Islāmīyya, [n.d].
  • Najāshī, Aḥmad b. ʿAlī al-. Rijāl. Qom: Daftar-i Intishārāt-i Islāmī, [n.d].
  • Subḥānī, Jaʿfar. Mawsūʿat Ṭabaqāt al-Fuqahāʾ. Qom: Muʾassisat Imām al-Ṣādiq (a), 1418 AH.
  • Ṭūsī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-. Ikhtīyār maʿrifat al-rijāl. Qom: Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt, [n.d].