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Uthman b. Sa'id

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Companion of Imam (a)
Uthman b. Sa'id
مرقد عثمان بن سعید.jpg
The tombe of Uthman b. Sa'id
Full Name Uthman b. Sa'id al-Amri
Companion of Imam al-Jawad (a), Imam al-Hadi (a), Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari (a) and Imam al-Mahdi (a)
Teknonym Abu 'Amr
Epithet Al-Amri, al-Asadi, al-Askari, and Samman
Wellknown Relatives Muhammad b. Uthman al-Amri
Burial Place Baghdad
Activities The first deputy of Imam al-Mahdi (a)

Uthmān b. Saʿīd al-Amrī (Arabic: عُثمان بن سَعید العَمری) was the first deputy of Imam al-Mahdi (a). He was a companion of Imam al-Jawad (a), Imam al-Hadi (a), Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari (a) and Imam al-Mahdi (a). However, there are doubts whether he was among the companions of Imam al-Jawad (a). 'Uthman b. Sa'id was the special deputy of Imam al-Mahdi (a) since the beginning of the imamate of Imam al-Mahdi (a) (260/874) until the end of his life (about six or seven years later). After 'Uthman, his son, Muhammad b. 'Uthman became Imam's (a) deputy. Since he was deputy, 'Uthman went to Baghdad and spent his deputation there. In Baghdad and other cities of Iraq, he had agents who received religious taxes from people and sent to him. Upon his demise, Imam al-Mahdi (a) sent a letter of condolence to his son. In hadith sources, 'Uthman b. Sa'id is mentioned with titles such as "al-Zayyat" (meaning oil seller) and "al-'Amri".