Tha'laba b. Maymun
|Tha'laba b. Maymun|
|Companion of||Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim|
|Well Known As||Abu Ishaq al-Faqih, Ishaq al-Nahwi|
|Place(s) of Residence||Kufa|
|Works||A book on hadith|
The teknonym of Tha'laba b. Maymun was "Abu Ishaq" and he was called Abu Ishaq al-Faqih, Abu Ishaq al-Nahwi and al-Asadi al-Kufi. There is no accurate information about dates of his birth and death. He was a servant of Banu Asad and Banu Salama and was famous for his piety, worshiping, good deeds, and eloquence. There is a report about his worshiping in the Mosque of Kufa and Harun al-Rashid's (r. 149/766 – 193/808) attention to him. He is also considered a reciter, grammarian and lexicographer.
He narrated from Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a), Imam Musa al-Kazim (a) and people such as Zurara b. A'yan, Harith b. Mughiyra, Hammad b. 'Uthman and Muhammad b. Muslim al-Thaqafi. People such as Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr al-Bazanti, 'Abd Allah b. Muhammad al-Hajjal, 'Abd Allah b. Bukayr, Abu Sa'id al-Mukari and many others narrated from him. It is said that Tha'laba wrote a book on hadith, many transmitters of hadiths have narrated from him.
Not mentioning "Thiqa" [reliable] for him in al-Najashi's book on rijal, Fihrist asma' musannifi l-Shi'a, have made some people doubt his reliability, but this doubt is totally rootless and others have considered him reliable.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from ثعلبة بن میمون in Farsi WikiShia.