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questions. These 400 books are known Usul Arab’Miah, as has already been mentioned.

He passed away in 148 AH.


Sulaiman Bin Mahran Al-A’mash.

Ibn Qutaibah has mentioned him in Al-Maarif as one of the Traditionalists and Reciters. He has said that he was more occupied with the Traditions and less with Recitation of the Quran. At another place, Ibn Qutaibah has mentioned him as a Shi’ite. He died in 148. AH.


Abu Ubaidah Al-Hida Ziyad Bin Isa. He died before 148 AH1


A’yun Family

Ibn-un-Nadim has mentioned in his Al-Fahrist during his account of Shi’ite authors and Traditionalists and their books that Zararah Bin A’yun Bin Sanbas (or Sansan) whose name was Abd Rabbeh was one of the most prominent Shiite personalities insofar as Jurisprudence, Traditions, Al-Kalam and adherence to the Shi’ite creed is concerned. Similar was the case with his brother Hamran Bin Ayun his son Hamza bin Hamzran and Muhammad Bin Hamran; Bakir Bin Ayun, Abdul Malik Bin Ayun and his son Daris Bin Abdul Malik (who was companion of Imam Muhammad Baqir A.S.) the sons of Zararah (who were the companions of Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (A.S.). Similarly, Ubaid Bin Zararah reported Traditions from Zararah Bin Ayun.

These twelve persons belonged to one family. Zararah Bin Ayun died in 150 A.H.


Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali Thabit Bin Dinar is known for his reporting. He was a companion of Imam Zainul Abidin (A.S.), Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (A.S.) and Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (A.S.). He remained alive for a short while during the period of Imam Musa Al-Kazim (A.S.) he died in 150 A.H.


Muhammad Bin Muslim At-Taifi was one of the prominent Shiite jurists and traditionalists. He died in 150 AH.


Abu Basir Yahya Bin Al-Qasim Al-Asadi (an ally of Banu Asad).

He reported traditions from imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (A.S.), Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (A.S) and Imam Musa Al-Kazim. He died in 150 or 151 AH.


Muhammad Bin Ishaq Bin Yassar was an author of Sirat (biography of the Prophet SAWW) and Maghazi (accounts of battle). Ibn-ul-Madini has said reporting to the traitions of the Prophet SAWW rests upon twelve persons and (Muhammad bIn Ishaq) he is one of them. Al-Khastib has testified his being a Shiite in Tarikhe Baghdad, the account of which will come under the heading of historians. He died in 150 AH.


Abu Ali Ubaidullah Bin Ali Abi Shubah.

An-Najashi says, Abi Shubah family is counted among the Shiite. Their grandfather Abu Shubah reported Traditions from Imam Al-Hassan (A.S.) and Imam Hussain (A.S). All of them were trusted in what they said and were referred to. Ubaidullah was the eldest and their most prominent figure. He is the author of a book about which it is said that Ubaidullah gave to Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (A.S.) who revised it.

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