Hariz b. 'Abd Allah al-Sijistani

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Personal Information
Full Name Hariz b. 'Abd Allah al-Sijistani
Lineage Azd
Residence Kufa
Scholarly Information
Professors Zurara b. A'yan, Muhammad b. Muslim, ...
Works Kitab al-Salah, Kitab al-Nawadir, ...
Socio-Political Activities
Socio-Political
Activities
Engaged in a conflict with the Kharijites

Ḥarīz b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Sijistānī (Arabic: حَریز بن عَبداللّه السَجِستاني), hadith transmitter and jurist of the 2nd/8th century. Most of his hadiths are quoted from Zurara b. A'yan and Muhammad b. Muslim.

Shi'a scholars of rijal have pointed out that Hariz had several books, which were counted amoung al-Usul al-arba'ami'a. Most of his traditions are on prayer.

Without the permission of Imam al-Sadiq (a), he engaged in a conflict with the Kharijites in Sistan, and he was killed by them.

Biography

Hariz was a mawla of the Azd tribe based in Kufa, and seems to have been born in that city. His father, 'Abd Allah b. al-Husayn al-Azdi, seems to have been the judge of Sistan.

His kunya was Abu Muhammad or Abu 'Abd Allah.

Although Hariz was originally from Kufa, he was more well-known as Sijistani ("of Sistan"), reportedly because of his business in Sistan, which was selling oil.

Hariz was killed in a conflict with the Kharijites in Sistan. He was reproached by Imam al-Sadiq (a) for his engagement in the conflict.

As a Jurist

Hariz was one of the famous jurists of his time. Yunus b. 'Abd al-Rahman praised him for his vast knowledge in fiqh.

In Sunni rijal sources, Hariz is mentioned as one of the "masters of the Shi'a". Al-Kashshi reports a discussion between Hariz and Abu Hanifa on some jurisprudential issues.

His Teachers

Hariz's teachers include the following figures:

His Students

The following are among his students who quoted hadith from him most:

Works

  • Kitab al-Salah
  • Kitab al-Nawadir
  • Kitab al-Zakat
  • Kitab al-Siyam

References