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Aban b. Abi 'Ayyash

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Companion of Imam (a)
Aban b. Abi 'Ayyash
Full Name Firuz al-Basri al-Tabi'i
Companion of Imam al-Sajjad (a), Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a)
Teknonym Abu Isma'il
Well Known As Aban b. Abi 'Ayyash
Death/Martyrdom 138/755
Activities Narrating Book of Sulaym b. Qays

Abān b. Abī ʿAyyāsh (Fīrūz) al-Baṣrī al-Tābiʿī (Arabic:اَبان بن ابی‌عَیاش(فیروز) البصری التابعی) (d. 138/755) known as Abān b. Abī ʿAyyāsh was a hadith scholar in the 2nd/8th century after Bi'that. Al-Shaykh al-Tusi considered him a companion of Imam al-Sajjad (a), Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). He is mostly famous among Shi'ite Muslims due to narrating from Sulaym b. Qays. He was regarded as a true virtuous and religious man by everyone including Sunni Muslims.

Birth and Demise

His name is Aban b. Abi 'Ayyash or Aban b. Firuz. And his teknonym was Abu Isma'il.

There are not enough information on the time and place of birth of Aban b. Abi 'Ayyash, it is only said that he was a slave of 'Abd al-Qays. He passed away about 140/757 or 128/746.


Aban b. Abi Ayyash has narrated from famous earlier hadith scholars.