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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.

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)

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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].