'Abd Allah b. Muskan
|'Abd Allah b. Muskan|
|Full Name||'Abd Allah b. Muskan|
|Companion of||Imam al-Kazim (a)|
|Well Known As||Ibn Muskan|
|Place of Birth||Kufa|
|Professors||Layth b. al-Bakhtari, Zurara b. A'yan, Jabir b. Yazid al-Ju'fi, ...|
|Students||Safwan b. Yahya, Yunus b. 'Abd al-Rahman, Muhammad b. Sinan, ...|
|Works||Kitab fi al-Imama, Kitab fi al-Halal and al-Haram|
Companion of Imam al-Kazim (a)
|People of Consensus
The information on his life is highly limited. But it is known that he was a companion of Imam al-Kazim (a).
According to a number of narrations he was also a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a). On one hand, Ibn Faddal, al-Barqi and al-Tusi mentioned him as companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and in hadith sources of Twelver Shi'ism numerous narrations were stated from Ibn Muskan, a number of them were narrated directly from the Imam (a). On the other hand, al-Najashi cast doubt on the possibilities that he has narrated hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a); he believed Ibn Muskan narrated hadith only from Imam al-Kazim (a). In addition, al-'Ayyashi narrated from Yunus b. 'Abd al-Rahman, Imam al-Kazim's companion, that Ibn Muskan heard only one hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a), although he has narrated numerous hadiths from him.
According to Shi'a rijal scholars, Ibn Muskan is definitely considered as a reliable narrator and among People of Consensus. Al-Najashi has described him as "thiqa" and "'ayn" (trustworthy).  Al-'Allama al-Hilli has also described him as trustworthy.
Al-Shaykh al-Mufid in his Risalat 'adadiyya introduces him as one of the faqihs, and addes that there is no case for his blame.
Muhaddith Qumi writes, "he is one of the great companions of Imam al-Sadiq (a), he is one of the people who Shi'a scholars have consensus about the authenticity of their narration."
His name is mentioned in the chain of narration of 1252 hadiths.
Al-Najashi considered Kitab fi al-Imama and Kitab fi al-Halal and al-Haram written by Ibn Muskan. He explained that most of its content is originated from the narrations of his teacher Muhammad b. 'Ali al-Halabi.
Ibn Muskan has narrated from numerous masters, including:
Numerous narrators referred to Ibn Muskan including:
- Ibn Makula, Al-Ikmal, Vol. 7, P. 257.
- Al-Barqi, al-Rijal, P. 22.
- Al-Tusi, Rijal, P.264.
- see: Ibn Babawayh, al-Tawhid, P. 137.
- Al-Najashi, al-Rijal, P. 214.
- Al-Tusi, Ikhtiar ma'rifat al-rijal, P. 382-383.
- Al-Tusi, Ikhtiar ma'rifat al-rijal, P.375; Al-Tusi, Fihrist, P. 196; Al-Tusi, Rijal, P. 264.
- Al-Najashi, Rijal", p. 214
- Al-Hilli, Khulasat al-aqwal, p. 194
- Al-Khoei, Mu'jam rijal al-hadith, vol. 11, p. 348
- Muhaddith Qumi, al-Kuna wa l-alqab, vol. 1, p, 408
- Al-Khoei, Mu'jam rijal al-hadith, vol. 11, p. 352
- Al-Najashi, Rijal, P.264.
- Al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, Vol. 6, P.143; Al-Tusi, Ikhtiar ma'rifat al-rijal, P.330; Al-Tusi, Tahzib, Vol.2, P.174, 245.
- Al-Barqi, Al-Mahasin, P.145;Al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, Vol.7, P.144; Ibn Babawayh, al-Tawhid, P.352; Ibn Babawayh, 'Ilal al-sharayi' , P.377; Ibn Babawayh, Kamal al-din, Vol.1, P.262; Al-Tusi, Tahzib, Vol.1, P.307, Vol.2, P.174,285, Vol.8,P.39.
- Al-Najashi, Al-Rijal, P.215.
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