'Abd Allah b. ja'far al-Himyari
|'Abd Allah b. ja'far al-Himyari|
|Full Name||'Abd Allah b. ja'far al-Himyari|
|Place(s) of Residence||Qom, Kufa|
|Professors||Harun b. Muslim, Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Khalid al-Barqi, ...|
|Students||'Ali b. al-Husayn b. Babawayh, Ibn al-Junayd al-Iskafi, Abu Ghalib al-Zurari, ...|
ʿAbd Allāh b. Jaʿfar al-Ḥimyarī (Arabic:عَبدالله بن جَعفَر الحِمیَری), Shi'a scholar and scholar of Hadith of the 3rd/9th and 4th/10th centuries, the author of the well-known book, Qurb al-isnad. He was alive during the imamate of Imam al-Hadi (a) and Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari, and during the Minor Occultation.
Al-Himyari had four children: Muhammad (a well-known figure who authored several works), Ahmad, Ja'far, and Husayn, all of whom had correspondences with the Twelfth Imam (a).
As a Hadith Transmitter
Al-Himyari had an important role in the transmission of written hadith collection of the hadith scholars of Qom. His name appears in the chains of transmission of the hadiths quoted by Shi'a hadith scholars from Kufa and other areas.
Some of the people from whom al-Himyari quoted hadith were the following:
And the following hadith scholars quoted hadith from al-Himyari:
His book, Masa'l al-rijal wa mukatabatihim Aba l-Hasan al-Thalith (a), for instance, is a collection of correspondences between Imam al-Hadi (a) and his companions, mostly on jurisprudential issues. A similar book is Masa'il Abi Muhammad al-Hasan (a) 'ala yad Muhammad b. 'Uthman al-'Amri is a collection of questions and answers from Imam al-'Askari through al-'Amri.
The only extant work of al-Himyari is Qurb al-isnad, which was a common title that the hadith scholars used for the collections of hadiths with short chains of transmission.
In his Qurb al-isnad, al-Himyari has used early sources such as al-Masa'l Ali b. Ja'far. Ibn Idris al-Hilli has narrated some hadiths form al-Himyari's Qurb al-isnad, but has mistakenly attributed the book to al-Himyari's son.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from عبدالله_بن_جعفر_حمیری in Farsi Wikishia.